Life for a person suffering from an allergy can become a living hell. The goal, therefore, requires finding suitable methods to overcome the symptoms. Your doctor will usually recommend medications which can be effective in helping control the symptoms. However, if the allergy is caused by the environment, including dust in the air and on your furniture, then installing an allergy relief air purifier makes perfect sense.
An allergy relief air purifier is an efficient means of removing virtually every allergen present in the air, and this in turn ensures better health as well as allergy-free living.
In a modern home there are dozens of allergy inducing things. Kitty litter dust, tobacco smoke, indoor pesticides and aerosols, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) found in items like paint, varnish, cleaning supplies, disinfectants, glues and adhesives in carpeting and furniture. Ingredients such as benzene, chloride, formaldehyde, and ethylene can all irritate the eyes, nose, throat and airways.
There are facts to consider before buying an air purifier.
Do not act impulsively and buy the first model you see. Assess the pros and cons of various models and makes. Make sure that you consider the size of your home or the room in which you want to install this device. It is also necessary to understand the process by which an allergy relief air purifier works. Other factors worth taking into account include recurring costs as well as total cost and the efficiency of the purifier.
Before buying your allergy relief air purifier, measure the room you wish to clean. To ensure that the calculations are correct, you should sketch the room out on paper and write the measurements on each part of the sketch. Do not forget the height of the room. By knowing the size of the room, the sales person can determine which capacity of allergy relief air purifier will suit your needs the best.
There are 3 common methods used.
(1) Carbon Filters – mainly for odours (animal dander as well)
(2) Electrostatic Filters – no replacement filters (just clean it)
(3) HEPA Filters – can remove 99.97% of particles (but filters need replacing)
Thus, the decision is usually between the Electrostatic and the HEPA methods. You should also verify if there are any other maintenance costs.
Just before we finish, there is one more fact you should query the sales person about. What is the unit’s CADR, or Clean Air Delivery Rate? This is a special industry rating from the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturer’s to help consumers know how well an air purifier actually works.
With all this info in hand, you are ready to make an informed decision, and start to have more relief from allergy symptoms.