There are six different Alen Air Purifier models to choose from so that you can walk into your studio, take a deep breath, and smile. After six years of ownership, I'm still smiling.
Oil paints and varnishes create VOC's (volatile organic compounds). Charcoal and pastels create dust, and pastel dust, especially the cadmiums, are toxic. When all of these organic compounds evaporate or fly into the air, we breathe them into our lungs and they enter our bloodstream. These toxins can seriously affect our health.
The easiest and healthiest solution for any studio artist is to use a portable, HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filter. I own two Alen air purifiers. I use the Alen BreatheSmart HEPA air purifier (with a silver filter) in my art studio (see below), and the Alen BreatheSmart Fit50 (with a silver filter) in my bedroom. When measuring your space, you need to include the height of your ceilings. My studio ground space is 438 sq. ft. and my ceilings are vaulted, giving me a total of 800 sq. ft. Alen will help you determine the size air purifier you need.
Over the years, the fumes from the oil paint have given me headaches. As a result, I've primarily painted in acrylics. Now that I'm using my Alen BreatheSmart air purifier in my studio, I can paint with oils again. I posted a link below to the Alen website. I think they're the best in the industry. I've been running my studio and bedroom purifier 365 days a year for the past six years without a problem.
Jill Saur Fine Art Studio
The Alen Corporation offers FREE SHIPPING and a 60-day LOVE IT OR RETURN IT period when you purchase your air purifier directly from them. Best of all, they stand 100% behind their products with a FOREVER GUARANTEE (the only lifetime warranty in the industry). The prices on all their units are the same on Amazon, but Amazon only offers a thirty day trial period. I'm so glad I ordered my units directly from Alen because my sales associate, Melissa, helped me determine what type of unit filter I needed for my art studio.
Alen offers six different models to choose from at different price points that cover rooms starting at 500 square feet and go all the way up to 1,100 square feet. I consider Alen to be the best air filtration company and they actually answer the phone! They have the most thorough website in their industry and they have knowledgeable and friendly employees. Give Alen a call and get started on your road to breathing clean fresh air while working in your studio. You'll be glad you did. Happy and healthy painting! - Jill Saur
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