Will air purifiers remove VOCs emitted during the paint drying process (for latex paint)? How about VOCs from new carpet?

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Will air purifiers remove VOCs emitted during the paint drying process (for latex paint)? How about VOCs from new carpet?

Asked by Sara P.

My family and I are moving into an apartment (in an old school building) that was recently repainted. The carpet was also replaced. Also, the bedrooms are on the lower level. They are below ground (somewhat -- it's not a typical basement) but there are several windows, so the rooms can be ventilated.

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Danny Kelly's picture

Air purifiers will do little to reduce VOCs. You will have better lluck opening all of the windows on a nice day and setting a fan blowing out of one o fthe windows to move fresh air throughout the house.