Angela Brown’s Top 10 odor removal machines under $300 will clean or purify your indoor air quality. This top 10 odor removal machines list includes favorite brands like:
Airthereal, and Enerzen and Ivation and Plixio (in the ozone generator family.) And Coway, Hamilton Beach, UCheer, Levoit, SilverOnyx Activated carbon and HEPA and Winix. (air filtration arena.)
Odor removal machines are popular with Airbnb, VRBO and short-term rentals. Some use an ion air cleaner, and others use an ozone generator. And many families are turning to a combination of air filtration and air purification for dust, allergies, pet dander, and mold.
Listen: Angela Brown’s Top 10 Odor Removal Machines
Watch: Angela Brown’s Top 10 Odor Removal Machines
What are the best odor eliminating machines that you can buy for your house or your office? We’re looking to remove blurry eyes, and stuffy noses, and hay fever, and allergies, and asthma? That is a great question and we’re going to talk about that today.
Hi there. I’m Angela Brown and this is Ask a House Cleaner. This is a show where you get to ask a house cleaning questions and I get to help you find an answer. Now, over the last few months we’ve been doing gobs of Airbnb training for house cleaners that go in and do turnover service.
What is the Best Way to Remove Odors from the Air?
I get asked this question dozens of times a day. What is the best way to remove stinky odors from the air? Now, it’s an important question because we do a lot of turnover and a lot of cleaning at Airbnb’s. We clean three, four, five times a week, sometimes.
It’s possible to use lots of chemicals for routine cleaning. That said, guests come in and use soaps, and powders, and different things as well. Or they smoke in the air and there’s always this ongoing issue of air quality.
Don’t Confuse Air Products with Air Machines
So, not to confuse air machines with air products. An air product is something like a gel, a bead, an absorber, something like charcoal, for example. So, not to confuse it with that. Those are products. We’re going to talk about machines. I’ve put together my top 10 favorite air quality machines that remove odors, that are under the cost of $300.
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Angela Brown’s Top 10 Odor Removal Machines
All right, let’s talk about our favorite air machines that will help repair the air indoor quality.
Now, the first product on our list is the Ozone Generator. This is the Enerzen 0-777 Commercial Ozone Generator 6,000mg which is an air purifier and a sanitizer. Here’s how it works. It has a plate in it and the plate lasts for about 6,000 hours. Now, if you were to run that nonstop for 24 hours, that would last about 250 days.
Now, we know running ozone generators that you don’t run it nonstop. You run it in increments of 20 and 30 minutes, so this is going to last you for a long time. But, if you have to replace that ceramic plate, that’s going to cost you less than $20.
At the time of this show, the product retails for $69.95, so it’s a no-brainer if you own an Airbnb or if you have a teenager with a stinky bedroom, okay? Or a musty basement, or something like that.
What is Ozone and How Does it Work?
Well, the ozone is a natural process that happens in nature. Every time there’s a lightning storm the lightning is UV light. Now, when the UV light hits, it breaks the oxygen, the O2 oxygen, into two parts. The extra atom from the oxygen connects itself to other oxygen which creates 03 oxygen. The 03 oxygen is known as ozone.
The ozone chemically breaks down odors and smells, and bacteria, and fungus, and all that stuff.
This is the same process as what happens during a lightning storm. But instead of UV light, we’re creating the ozone from this machine with high energy.
Enerzen Commercial Ozone Generator 6,000mg Industrial O3 Air Purifier Deodorizer Sterilizer
All right, so, this machine is, like I say, it’s a commercial, industrial machine and yet it’s lightweight. It’s about five pounds, and so you can cart it from room to room. It’s great for places like your boat, or your RV, or your house, or your office, or a basement. There are just a variety of different places that you can carry it.
The key to remember about the ozone machine is this, it’s not safe for people, plants, or pets. If you’re going to run the air ozone machine, it has a timer on it and it has an away feature so that you can set it and then leave the house. So, if you’re leaving for the day, you can set the ozone machine and it runs and it puts the ozone into the air. Now, ozone smells bad, but what happens is it’s breaking down at a cellular level all the odors.
And so, once the machine cuts off, then it takes about 30 minutes and all the air kind of disintegrates and it goes back to O2 oxygen again.
When you come home everything smells nice and fresh and it smells like nothing. I mean, there’s no smell at all. All the ozone and all the odors have dissipated. So, booyah. At $69.95 it is an absolute no-brainer. Learn more about the Enerzen Ozone Generator.
Airthereal MA5000 Commercial Ozone Generator, 5000mg/h Ozone Machine
All right. Next up on our list is kind of sister product to the first product we just talked about. This is an ozone generator by Airthereal. Now, Airthereal is like the first one but made of aluminum alloy. It’s also a commercial-grade unit. It has a timer that will automatically shut off when the time expires.
It has a hold feature so that if you want to run it for longer periods of time, it will run longer than 120 minutes if you want it to.
Now, for small rooms, about 30 minutes is all you’re going to need. If you check back after 30 minutes and the room is full of smoke, then hurray, it’s doing its job. The unit is breaking down all the odors, and then again, in another 30 minutes or so everything will be back to normal like nothing ever happened.
Large Coverage Areas Need Longer Run Time
Now, the Airthereal covers about 1,000 square feet, which is a room approximately about 30 by 30 feet. And that is a large size room, and so you may not need it as long, if it’s in a smaller space.
But odors come from so many different places, that if you have guests, they will evaluate the quality of your place by the indoor air quality. Carpets, furniture, basements, bedrooms, even school classrooms, lobbies, dining rooms, they all collect odors. If you have guests that are coming through on a regular basis, you’re going to want to make sure that the air is clean.
This one is also $69.99. It gives the other one a really good run for its money. But they’re both excellent air quality machines that will break down the odors from an ozone perspective. Learn more about the Airthereal MA5000 Commercial Ozone Generator.
Plixio Portable Odor Eliminating Mini Plug-in Ionic Air Purifier & Ozone Generator
All right. Now, next up on our list is the Plixio Portable Plugin. This is something all travelers need.
If you’ve ever gone to a hotel room and you open the door and there’s this air freshener, cleaning, musky smell, this is something that you want to get rid of.
Because as soon as you walk in your eyes are going to turn red and you’re going to have this sinus attack where you can’t breathe well.
This is a little plugin that actually ionizes the air right there at the plug and it works for about 150 square feet and it has a little nightlight.
It’s perfect for hotel rooms. What you do is you check into your room, you plug in the Plixio, and then you leave and you go to dinner. When you come back, your entire room smells like nothing. It smells clean and it’s ionized all the air.
Nurseries Appreciate the Plixio Portable Plugin
Now, the great news about this is it’s great for nurseries. If you have a little baby there will be an ongoing dirty diapers smell.
So, when you take the kid to daycare in the morning, you can hit that little button, it’s on an automatic 30-minute timer. It will click on for 30 minutes. It will clear the air and then it will shut off. What happens then is when you come home at the end of the day, the nursery smells nice and clean again. You can do that every single day and ionize and deodorize the room.
This comes in a pack of two for $39.95. It’s a fantastic little product. You can keep one in the bathroom and one in your suitcase if you want, or one in the nursery.
Bathrooms Appreciate the Plixio Portable Plugin
Have you ever gone to the bathroom and you open the door and whoa, the smell knocks you out? Like somebody came in before you and they stinked up your bathroom?
The Plixio is perfect for this situation. Because instead of masking the air with some kind of spray, you just mash that little button, then you leave the bathroom. When the next person comes in, the bathroom is nice and clean again. You’ve actually killed all that bacteria, and the germs, and all that nasty smelling air.
They’re perfect for households. And like I say, they’re two for $39.95. It’s an awesome bargain and I highly recommend these.
UCheer Cordless Car Air Purifier Formaldehyde Remover Odor Eliminator
All righty. Moving on, speaking of portable, I’ve got to tell you about the UCheer cordless car unit that’s portable. It looks like a little tiny space-age disk and it goes right inside your car.
Now, this works off of decomposition instead of absorption. Now, there are pillows on the market made of charcoal, for example. The charcoal will absorb the odors, and as it does, it saturates your little pillow and it holds and stores all those odors inside.
After a while, the charcoal becomes noneffective. With this, it breaks the odors down so that it doesn’t absorb anything, so because it’s not saturated, it lasts a lot, lot longer period of time.
UCheer is Great for Truck Drivers
This is great for truck drivers that live inside their cab or if you’re a commuter and you’re out on the road and there’s smog and fog in the air. Or you have just ongoing, constant smells from cars around you and fumes and stuff like that, or check it out if you’re a house cleaner.
UCheer Belongs in Every House Cleaning Car
If you’re a house cleaner, you are familiar with drive-thru eating. So, you’ve got bags of fast food inside your car. And then you have cleaning supplies in your car, which is lots of chemicals.
You may have dirty rags inside your car, and a vacuum that has some dust and all that dog hair, and pet dander. You might even have some smelly mops. I don’t want to get ugly on all the things that house cleaners have in their cars, but if you’re a house cleaner you know what I’m talking about.
When you get in your car, sometimes you get this headache that’s just from being in the car.
If you have allergies, hay fever, sneezing, and your nose is stuffy, the UCheer will cheer up your car.
This retails for $24.95 and this is a heck of a deal. It’s also great because it’s self-contained.
UCheer is Great for a Fridge
It’s a great deal for your refrigerator. Lots of people use boxes of baking soda to absorb fridge odors. But they forget to replace them after 30 days. But if you don’t remember to change the boxes, like the charcoal pillow that absorbs the odors, after a while, it loses effectiveness.
The UCheer is a set it and forget it unit for your fridge. And it lasts a LONG time. Learn more about the UCheer.
Ivation Ozone Generator, Air Purifier, Ionizer & Deodorizer
All right, next up on our list is the Ivation Ozone Generator Air Purifier, Ionizer & Deodorizer. Now, this one purifies up to 35,000 square feet and it’s great for dust, pollen, pets, smoke. This one retails for $114. It sits in cherry wood and stainless-steel cabinet, so it’s kind of fancy-schmancy. It blends in with the furniture that you have in your house so that it’s not an eyesore.
Even though it’s not turned on, you can leave it out at all times because it blends in pretty much with the furniture in any room. Now, you might ask what is an ion or an ionizer? Now, an ionizer purifies the air in a room by electrically charging the molecules. This is either a positive or a negative charge, but it removes contaminants from the air. What it does is it creates negative ions by using electricity and then it discharges them into the air.
The negative ions attach to positively charged particles in the room like dust, and bacteria, and pollen, and smoke, and other allergens.
The positively charges particles get stuck together and it creates this dense dirt that then cannot hang out in the air. so, then it gets destroyed with the machine.
The Ivation is So Strong The Low Settings are Best
Anyway, the ozone generation from Ivation is so strong that most people only put it on the first or the second setting. Anyway, it’s going to reenergize your mood and it’s going to make you feel fantastic. So, that’s the Ivation. This one is a great bang for the buck at $114 bucks. Learn more about the Ivation Ozone Generator Air Purifier, Ionizer, and Deodorizer
LEVOIT LV-H132 Air Purifier with True HEPA Filter
All right. The next odor remover that we have is not an ozone generator and it is not an ion purifier. It is the LEVOIT. This is an air purifier that is a combo unit. This one does work off of activated carbon and HEPA filtration. Now, activated carbon absorbs, like we talked about. It absorbs odor and chemicals, and other irritants, and smoking, and pet odors, and other things like that for odors, dust, mold like the others. But this one goes beyond the odor elimination because HEPA is a three-stage filtration system.
There’s a pre-filter. There’s a true HEPA filter, and then there’s the activated carbon. Together it removes about 99.97% of dust, pollen, smoke, odor, mold spores, and pet dander. It filters the particulates as small as .3 microns. This one is awesome for areas where there are wildfires, like in California.
Levoit Removes Ash from the Air
If your house has a lingering smell of ash, it will suck all that right out of the air. This way you’re not breathing that on a day-to-day basis because that stuff affects your eyes, and your sinuses, and all that stuff.
This one has three settings. It’s got a low, medium, and high. You can operate quietly at night while you sleep. It does have a nightlight with two brightness settings, so you don’t trip and fall if you get up in the night to use the restroom.
We talked about with the ozone machine, you’ve got to leave the house, this one you can leave on while you’re sleeping at night, even in the same room. It’s safe for people, pets, and plants.
You Only Need to Replace Filters Every Six Months
On an average, the filter should be replaced about every six months. It runs off of a standard 120-volt plug. This one has a two-year warranty. It retails for $89.95, so less than $90 you can have the filtration system in your house running at all times to keep your air quality at 99.97% clean. Learn more about Levoit Air Purifiers.
Winix 5500-2 Air Purifier with True HEPA, PlasmaWave
All right. Now, the next one is an air purifier, as well. This is not an ozone machine. This is the Winix 5500-2 Air Purifier. This also a true HEPA filtration system with plasma wave. Its odor reducing and it has a washable activated carbon filter. This a tall one.
It’s got a hard-matte black finish and it blends in well with all household furniture. It’s got a control panel at the top, which is intuitive and user-friendly. The buttons on it are clearly marked. If you forget what the buttons are, the pictures will show you. It’s great for people like me.
The Winix Offers 99.97% Clean Air to .03 Microns
The Winix and the LEVOIT work off of HEPA filtration, which removes 99.97% airborne pollutants from the air. This includes dust mites, pet dander, and all these other allergens. This also takes your air quality down to .03 microns.
This unit is different from the LEVOIT in that the carbon filters are washable. This is the big key here. It will save you money in the long run because you’re not buying new activated carbon filters, you’re just washing them.
The plasma wave acts as a permanent filter. This safely breaks down the odors, and the allergens, and the chemical vapors, and other pollutants that are inside your house.
Winix Has Smart Sensors
There are smart sensors, which will tell you when you need to adjust the filter and when you need to give it a good washing.
It also has a sleep mode for silent nighttime operation. So, you can switch it on sleep and it will just turn onto quiet so that you don’t hear it as you’re sleeping.
This unit is twice the price of the previous one. It’s about $175. It covers about twice the area.
The Winix is CADR rated for a 360 square foot room size. C, A, D, R stands for clean air delivery rate. What that means is how many particles of a given size come out of the air in any moment in a cubic foot. So that’s CADR, clean air delivery rate. The Winix Air Purifier is a great choice for medium to large rooms.
If you’ve got kids’ bedrooms, teenagers’ rooms, a big family room, or a bonus room, this is excellent for these larger spaces. Like I say, it’s twice the price, but it’s got twice the coverage. This is a good investment kind of as a whole house unit. Learn more about the Winix 5500.
Coway AP-1512HH Mighty Air Purifier
All righty. The next unit is the Coway MightyAir Purifier. This is like the two before it, but this one looks like a ginormous website button.
It’s sleek and shiny and makes you want to just punch the button and go. It’s also user-friendly. You get it right out of the box, you plug it in and it’s good to go. There’s nothing to install. There’s nothing to insert, nothing to put together.
It’s a box and it sits about knee high. It’s not huge, but it’s a good size that you want to set next to your bed stand or on a bed stand.
If you watch more than an hour of TV a day, it’s perfect for your living room. And it will disintegrate all the smells from your kitchen while you’re cooking.
Coway’s Automatic On-Off Saves Energy
It’s got automatic everything. It will automatically shut off once the air is clean so that it doesn’t use any more electricity. This way it’s not running 24/7, if your air quality is already clean.
There’s no reason to keep running the air unit after your air is clean.
And, here’s the cool part. If the air quality starts to get mucky again, it will cut on and it starts to run so that it cleans the air again.
If you’re cooking, for example, and all of the sudden the house starts to smoke up like it does when I cook, then the unit, even if it’s in the other room, smells that smell, and it will kick on and it starts going to work for you.
It’s a no-brainer for people like me who forget to turn it on and forget to turn it off, and then cook and stink up the house and stuff like that. It’s a great unit. Learn More about the Coway MightyAir Purifier.
SilverOnyx Air Purifier with True HEPA Carbon Filter, UV Light, Ionizer
All righty. Next up on our list is the SilverOnyx. This is an air purifier with true HEPA, just like the others. It does have a carbon filter, a UV light, and an ionizer. It’s great for a small room up to a large room of about 500 square feet. It comes in black silver onyx.
Now, this model has five levels of advanced filtration to create the cleanest air quality.
The combination filter cartridge is made of a mesh pre-filter, which is the HEPA H13 activated carbon filter. Plus, it has a UVC light and an ion generator to work to sanitize the air even further.
SilverOnyx Is the Purest Air in its Class
Now, the combo, the SilverOnyx HEPA Air Purifier with the ionizer, the UV sanitizer, and the activated carbon filter are the world’s best purification technology combined into the purest, freshest air in its class.
Now, this particular unit retails for $148. People with lots of lung conditions and severe allergies swear by this unit because of how clean the air is after 24 hours of use.
Smokers love this unit because they can keep it running 24/7, and they say you can never tell a smoker lives in the house, which is amazing.
Now, many people buy two of these and they’ll put one in their bedroom and they put one in the family room.
SilverOnyx Customers Rate it 5 out of 5 Stars
The SilverOnyx is inexpensive and works so well it cleans the whole house. People who use these after several months of use consistently give this product five out of five-star reviews.
This is a fan favorite with everybody everywhere. Whether you’re an Airbnb host or a family with allergies or a smoker, this will help you.
If you are a smoker, or you live in an environment with emphysema or other breathing problems this is for you.
It’s no wonder they’re selling like hotcakes. Homeowners are using them 24/7. Especially people that have pets that shed and they’re allergic to the pet dander and stuff like that. Learn more about the SilverOnyx Air Purifier.
Hamilton Beach 04384 Air Purifier, Odor Eliminator, Permanent HEPA Filter
Next up on our list is the Hamilton Beach Air Purifier. This is a small portable unit that comes in white or black. It retails for $59.99. This is 8.5 by 6 by 13.5 inches. This is a small tower that lots of people set right next to their computer.
The Hamilton Beach covers about 160 square feet of space, which is great for a small office, or a bedroom, or something like that. It purifies all the air around you where you spend the most amount of your time. And it runs off a 120-volt battery, so you can plug it right there under your power strip right at your computer. It’s awesome. You can just keep it running while you’re in the room.
Because it does such a great job with allergens and pet dander, lots of people will put this inside the room where they have their cat litter.
The Hamilton Beach is Another of the Odor Removal Machines Great for Pets
It removes all the particles from the air, and odors, and stuff like that. It processes all the clean air. It’s great for you. It’s great for your pets.
Now, if you’ve ever walked through the kitchen in the morning you may see a big stream of sun rays/dust coming through the air.
Running the Hamilton Beach Air Purifier 24/7 on a low setting will just remove all that. You walk in and there are no more rays of dust coming in.
People love this unit. Because of the price point, it’s uber-popular for homeowners as well as Airbnb hosts. On a regular scale of five stars, 2,783 people on an average give it four and a half out of five stars. This is a product loved by everyone, super affordable, and it works wonders. Learn more about the Hamilton Beach TrueAir Air Purifiers.
Angela Brown’s Top 10 Odor Removal Machines
Anyway, those are my top 10 favorite odor eliminating machines and air purifying machines. We use these for homes, offices, boats, RVs, cars, and Airbnb’s.
The air that you breathe is incredibly important. The American Lung Association has a slogan. They say, “When you can’t breathe, nothing else matters.” That is so true if you stop to think about it. There are a few basic things that we need in life. It’s clean air and clean water. Without clean air, all kinds of things start to fall apart. Our health is one of those things.
If you are considering getting healthy in the new year, you may want to consider getting some kind of air purifier. Or an ozone generator, or something that will purify and clean all the bacteria, and the fungus, and the mold, and the mildew. Along with all the stuff that’s in the air that we breathe, and just commit to yourself that you deserve to breathe healthy clean air.
All righty. That’s it for today. I hope this helps you. If it does, please pass it onto a friend. Until we meet again, leave the world a cleaner place then when you found it.
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