The Vine: May 29, 2009
My new downstairs neighbors smoke and I'm very sensitive to it. In addition, the building I live in is VERY dusty. Therefore, I'm interested in purchasing an air purifier of some kind — but I have NO idea what kind to get.
I know they can be both loud and expensive — I'd like to find something reasonably priced that's not too loud (if such a thing exists). Any ideas?
Also — if you have any suggestions about dealing with smokers in the building (especially when some of the smoke ends up in your apartment), that would be greatly appreciated as well.
I'll let the readers handle the air-purifier question, as my idea of an air purifier is the cheapest possible oscillating fan at the dollar store.
As far as dealing with smokers, if smoke is getting into your apartment, you should mention that to the neighbors and ask if they'd mind stepping outside with their cigarettes.Certainly if they use common areas in the building, that needs to stop, but if they're inside their own apartment, there may not be much you can do besides a polite request for them to go outdoors, coupled with mentioning it to the landlord or management company.
Not that they could necessarily do much about it either, but you could leverage the livability issue into getting them to pay for part or all of the air purifier.
Let's see what the readers think.
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