Last year, I found out that my rental property has a few issues that I hadn’t planned on, mold being the largest issue, and the only way to repair it was to improve the indoor air quality. How was I to do that without central a/c or the ability to repair the property? After a month of research, as well as product reviews, I found the answer in an whole-home air purifier. The first step to picking the right one is figuring out your square footage… You don’t need to measure your whole apartment, just measure the largest room. Air purifiers are particularly light weight, despite their size, so you can move it from one room to the next; I measured my main living space, and sized my whole-home air purifier accordingly. The model I chose is a fairly tall tower whole-home air purifier with a several section filtering system. This state of the art whole-home air purifier uses a charcoal pre-filter to trap sizable particulates, a HEPA filter–which is the only kind that can pick up mold spores–and finally a UVC light. The UV light can kill bacteria on a microscopic level. The charcoal filter may sound useless, however it helps the HEPA air filter to last even longer. I leave it in my family room at night turned on, so it can take all the time it needs to sanitize everything while I sleep. Thanks to my whole-home air purifier, my lake house is mold free and I’m breathing better than ever.