Wildfires are the second largest source of fine particulate pollution released in the air. These particles can travel as far as 1000 Km away having a significant impact on local air quality and human health. Prolonged exposure to wildfire pollutants increases the risk of heart and lung diseases, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma and atherosclerosis.

Hazardous emissions from wildfires include:

✔  -  Particulate Matter

✔  -  Carbon Monoxide

✔  -  Atmospheric Mercury

✔  -  Ozone-forming Chemicals

✔  -  Volatile Organic Compounds


When it comes to eliminating hazardous fire pollutants from the air, there are two types of filters to choose from: HEPA and DFS. 

High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are commonly used in air purification for their high density. They require significant blowing power to filter air and must be changed regularly to prevent the build-up of unwanted microbes. 

Disinfecting Filter Systems (DFS) is the leading air purification technology capable of eliminating 99.99% of particles as small as 0.007 microns. DFS is 15% less dense than HEPA resulting in less blowing power (and noise) required to filter and purify the air. 


Test Your Air Quality Knowledge

Are you breathing clean, healthy air?

Are purification systems are designed to filter out impurities and safely destroy air-borne pathogens. Take the test to determine how much you know about air purification.

What to consider when choosing an air purifier

Purification systems are selected by their ability to filter out impurities and their ability to safely destroy air-borne pathogens. At Refresh Smart Home, we understand the importance of providing clean, healthy air for you and your loved ones. To help you to choose the best air purifier for your home, here are a few things to:

✔ - Amount of air pollution filtered out (Best = 0.007µm - 99.99% )

✔ - Ability to disinfect (i.e. Eliminate bacteria, mold & viruses)

✔ - Filter lifespan (Best = 12 months)

✔ - Annual cost to replace filter

✔ - Power consumption (Best = 5 W/hr)

✔ - Noise level (Best = 17.9 dB)

Comparing The Best Air Purifiers

If you’re living in a wildfire prone area, trying to find an air purification system for your home can be tricky. Refresh Smart Home has conducted extensive research and tests on the best air purifiers for this situation. We bring you nothing but the naked truth, a side by side comparison of the best models so you can find the right solution for you and your family.

Why is air quality important to homeowners?

Press play and listen to Jason Wade of Smart Home Talk Show as he questions Vinny Lobdell, President and Founder of Intellipure and PURE about the quality of air for homeowners.


20 dB: Whisper, rustling leaves
30 dB: Quiet rural area
40 dB: Library, bird calls (44 dB); lowest limit of urban ambient sound
50 dB: Quiet suburb, conversation at home. Large electrical transformers at 100 feet
60 dB: Conversation in restaurant, office, background music, Air conditioning unit at 100 feet
70 dB: Radio or TV-audio, vacuum cleaner


Intellipure Ultrafine 468

This premium air filtering system eliminates 99.99% of air particles leaving nothing but fresh, pure, healthy air.  


IQ Air Healthpro Plus

Only IQAir’s exclusive HyperHEPA filters and stops ultrafine particles (down to 0.003 microns). 

Intellipure Testimonial

Dr Robert Kiltz, Founder and Director of CNY Fertility


Air Cleaning Choice for 2018

Dr. Josh Axe is a leading medical practitioner with over 5 million social media followers and he ranked Intellipure as his number one air cleaning choice for 2018. Learn why Dr. Axe rates Intellipure Ultra Fine 468 as the best air purifier!

✔ - The quietest air purifier of its kind

✔ - Proven to be 40 times more efficient than HEPA filters

✔ - 30 days no-question asked money back guaranteed

Still unsure? Read more about how you can deal with the toxic air from our blog.