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Attention Bar owners: You could be losing business because of cigarette smoke. Read more on how to combat this problem and make customers happier and healthier.

When your bar is filled with cigarette smoke it can irritate your non smoking customers and maybe make them sick. Your customers will not enjoy themselves and they could leave. Cigarette smoke is a hazard to your bartenders and waitresses. They are exposed to second hand smoke which can lead to health problems later in life. Word of mouth may pass saying your bar is to smoky and it could cause your bar to lose business. Ignoring the problem will not make it go away.

After years in the sales and marketing force for bar smoke eaters, we at SmokeEaters.org have decided get together with some of the top minds in the bar smoke eater field and asked them for their opinions and reviews on the most popular bar smoke eaters selling today.

Our industry experts at SmokeEaters.Org have compiled this information in an easy to read comparison chart. our comparison chart offers nonbiased comments and information.

If your bar is suffering from intolerable cigarette smoke it could be a COSTLY mistake to buy the wrong one. Read this chart and learn about what smoke eater is right for your bar.
 

Comparison Chart...

Product

Pros Cons Features Application MSRP
Trion SE 800E Smoke Eater
Trion SE 800E Smoke Eater
• Unique mounting options - can be ceiling-mounted, flush-mounted, or wall-mounted

• Supports fresh air return duct, if desired

• Must be hard-wired into electrical system

• More maintenance than a media-based smoke eater -Electronic filter cell must be washed periodically

• COANDA 360˚ airflow pattern creates an "envelope" of clean air.

• Aluminum mesh prefilter traps larger particles, allowing the electronic cells focus on the finer particulates

• Offices
• Bars
• Waiting Rooms
• Smoking areas
•Computer rooms
Call for discount
AQE C12 SmokeMaster Smoke Eater
AQE C 12 SmokeMaster bar air purifier
• Washable electronic cells means no filter replacement costs

• Higher CFM than media-based units

• COANDA 360° airflow pattern 

• Regular maintenance required

• limited to 3 fan speeds 

• Ceiling mount or Wall mount
(w / kit)

• Can be fitted with odor-adsorbing carbon pads 

• Bars, bingo halls, bowling alleys containing moderate amounts of smoke Call for discount
AQE CM12 MiracleAir Deluxe Smoke Eater
AQE CM 12 Miracleair Deluxe commercial bar air cleaner

 

• Contains 22 lbs. activated carbon for odor control

• Relatively quiet, reaching up to only 69dBA on its highest fan setting 

• Replaceable Media filters allow less airflow than electrostatic technology

 • not aesthetically pleasing 

• Variable speed fan control, up to 850 CFM

• Comes w/ wired remote kit 

• Bowling alleys, smoking lounges, and other areas where odor removal is a concern Call for discount
AQE CM12 MiracleAir Smoke Eater
AQE MiracleAir CM12 hospitality smoke eater

 

• Contains 5 lbs. of granulated carbon for removal of odors • lower airflow due to replaceable media filtration

• not aesthetically pleasing 

• Variable speed fan control, up to 850 CFM

• Comes w/ wired wall control for remote operation 

• Bowling alleys, smoking lounges, and other areas where odor removal is a concern Call for discount
AQE X11-Q SmokeMaster  Smoke Eater
X11-Q SmokeMaster bar and pub smoke eater
Read product review of the AQE X11-Q

• Main filters never require replacement.

• Inconspicuous - Grill fits flush with ceiling, cabinet hidden.

• COANDA Airflow pulls smoke up & distributes clean air.

• Up to 1250 CFM

• Requires periodic cleaning.

• Requires installation above ceiling.

• Electrostatic cell plus two activated carbon filters for smoke and odor control

• 3 Speed fan

• Bars
• Beauty solons
• Pool halls
• Bingo halls
• Bowling centers
• Conference Rooms
• Break rooms
• Hospitals
• Offices
• Photo/litho processors
• Restaurants
Call for discount
AQE EverClear Smoke Eater
EverClear bar commercial smoke air purifier
• Flush-mount design... only the attractive grille is visible

• Contains 9 lbs. activated carbon for odor removal 

• Consumes slightly more energy to run than an electrostatic unit

• Contains filters that need to be replaced 

• Can be fitted with a drop-skirt when full flush-mount is not possible • Smoking lounges, clubs, and other places where space is a concern Call for discount
Trion Air Boss M750 Media Smoke Eater
Trion Air Boss M750 bar smoke air cleaner
• Ceiling or wall-mount installation

• Adjustable vents for effective airflow patterns
• Media filters must be replaced

• Media filtration allows less airflow than electrostatic air cleaners
• Variable speed control

• Can support up to 21 lbs. of odor-adsorbing media

• Bars
• Restaurants
• Clubs
• Nail & Beauty Salons
 
Call for discount
Trion Air Boss M1100 Media Smoke Eater
Trion AirBoss M1100 Media Smoke Eater for Bars and Pubs
• Multi-stage filter combinations

• Low maintenance

• High efficiency filters

• Media filtration allows less airflow than electrostatic air cleaners

• Media filters must be replaced

• Front access means no tools are required to access the filters

• 4-way adjustable air discharge grille

• Light commercial  applications where flush-mount installation is not possible Call for discount
Trion AirBoss M2500 Media Smoke Eater
Bar Smoke Eater Trion AirBoss M2500 Media Air Cleaner
• Multiple media filters: wraparound prefilter, 4" pleated and 95% bag

• High 1875 cfm

• Media filters have to be replaced, as opposed to cleaned

• Its powder-coat finish may not appeal to some people

• Three speed fan control

• Self-contained air cleaner does not need ductwork

• Bingo halls, school vocational areas (welding fumes, wood dust), light powders, body shops Call for discount
Trion CAC 1000 Electronic Smoke Eater
Trion CAC 1000 electronic bar smoke eater

 

• Washable electrostatic main filter cuts filter replacement cost to zero

• Hinged panel allows filter access without the use of tools

• More required maintenance involved than with media-based cigarette smoke eaters

• Higher initial investment

• Ultra-quiet fan at only 58 dbA on its highest setting

• Low Profile - only 3.8" exposed below ceiling level

• Small offices, home offices, break rooms up to 525 sq. ft. Call for discount
Trion FM 1000E Electronic Smoke Eater
Trion FM 1000E Electronic Smoke Air Purifier for bars
Read review of the Trion FM 1000E
• Above ceiling installation, fits into standard 2' x 4' ceiling tile

• Washable electrostatic filter cell

• Regular filter cell maintenance required to ensure optimal performance

• 19.63" deep -Requires considerable space above ceiling level

• 6-way air discharge, coanda airflow

• Can be modified for remote air discharge

• Restaurants
• Bars
• Taverns
• Offices
• Conference rooms
• Break rooms
Call for discount
Trion FM 1000M Media Smoke Eater
Trion FM 1000M Media Commercial Air Cleaner
• Main filter needs no scheduled cleaning

• Low profile, flush-mount design

• 19.63" deep -Requires considerable space above ceiling level

• Noticeably less airflow than its electrostatic counterpart

• 95% efficient per ASHRAE 52.1

• Remote on/off switch available

• Restaurants
• Bars
• Taverns
• Offices
• Conference rooms
• Break rooms
Call for discount
UAS Smokeeter FS Smoke Eater
UAS smokeeter LS tobacco smoke eater

 

• Aesthetically pleasing hidden system

• Intake and outlet grills placed across from each other in the ceiling or high in the walls is ideal to capture rising smoke

• Installed above ceiling or behind walls may make maintenance difficult

• Requires periodic maintenance

• Available remote control

• Variety of ducting & grills available for custom installation

• At 900 CFM can handle moderate smoke in a medium size room

• Permanent concealed installation in building

Call for discount
UAS Smokeeter LS Smoke Eater
UAS smokeeter FS smoke air purifier

 

• Aesthetically pleasing hidden system

• Intake and outlet grills placed across from each other in the ceiling or high in the walls is ideal to capture rising smoke

• Installed above ceiling or behind walls may make maintenance difficult

• Requires periodic maintenance

• Available remote control

• Variety of ducting & grills available for custom installation

• At 1500 CFM can handle heavy smoke in a room up to 850 sq ft

• Permanent concealed installation in building

Call for discount
UAS Smokeeter SE40 Smoke Eater
UAS Smokeeter SE40 Bar Cigarette Smoke Air Cleaner
• No costly filters to replace

• Ceiling location is ideal for capturing rising smoke

• Appearance designed to coordinate with typical commercial environments

• Requires periodic maintenance • 3 speed control

• Designed to create effective airflow pattern with existing air handling or additional smoke eaters

• Up to 950 CFM can handle heavy to moderate smoke in a room up to 530 sq ft

• Rooms with no installation space above ceiling

Call for discount
UAS Smokeeter SE50 Smoke Eater
UAS Smokeeter SE50 bar smoke air purifier
• No costly filters to replace

• Ceiling location is ideal for capturing rising smoke

• Appearance designed to coordinate with typical commercial environments

• Requires periodic maintenance • 3 speed control

• Designed to create effective airflow pattern with existing air handling or additional smoke eaters

• Up to 1500 CFM can handle heavy to moderate smoke in a room up to 830 sq ft

• Rooms with no installation space above ceiling

Call for discount
UAS Vision Air2 Smoke Eater
UAS Vision Air 2 Air Purifier
Read product review of UAS VisionAir 2
• Looks great installed flush in the ceiling

• Optional Odor control

• UV option is ideal for smoke

• Carbon & odor control

• Requires periodic maintenance and/or replacement filters • Filter choice of either washable ESP or disposable media

• Optional air monitor automatically controls fan as needed

• ESP up to 1500 CFM can handle heavy to moderate smoke in a room up to 850 sq ft

• Media up to 1200 CFM can handle smoky room up to 625 sq ft

Call for discount

Remember that smoke tends to settle anywhere from about seven to twelve feet above the ground. Maybe a ceiling smoke eater would not work for your bar, but a wall mounted one could, or vice versa. Another important part of an effective bar smoke eater is the technology. The most effective bar smoke eaters have more than one type of filter. The most popular contain a media pre-filter, an electrostatic filter, and carbon.

Media pre-filters are usually made from woven fibers or paper and look similarly to the filters in your HVAC system or like they're made from coffee filters. Pre-filters remove larger smoke particles and other pollutants like hair and dander. Next, is an electrostatic precipitator (commonly called an electronic filter). An electrostatic precipitator consists of alternately charged metal plates and works with the positively charged particles in the air like a magnet. These filters are most effective at removing very small particles from the air (the ones that can pass through the media filter). These electrostatic plates can also be removed, wiped off, and reused, thus reducing filter replacement costs. The final filter in an effective bar smoke eater is a carbon filter. Most smoky environments need a few pounds of carbon, so the filter doesn't need to be changed as often. Carbon filters are filled with activated carbon that absorb smoke odors like a sponge. Keep in mind that the bigger the sponge, the more it can absorb.

 

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