Do Air Purifiers Helps Allergies?

do air purifiers help allergies

Do Air Purifiers Helps Allergies?

Do air purifiers help allergies? The answer to this question is an uncomplicated, ‘yes’. Allergies can be caused by several sources such as, pollen, seasonal pollens, internal air pollution, indoor air pollution, and poor indoor air quality, just to name a few. With so many potential sources, allergy symptoms may show up in varying degrees throughout the year, and using an air purifier with an ionization component to filter airborne allergens indoors is one way to help control your allergen exposure inside. Even if you only have mild allergies, the discomfort and effects of an allergy can severely limit your lifestyle, keeping you from doing things you enjoy and want to do.

An air purifier is a machine that cleans and purifies the air in a room. Like any other machine, it removes particles, germs, dirt, dust, pollen, and other allergens. In the case of allergy attacks, it clears out the airway through a process called filtration. Most air purifiers have a central filter, a HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filter, and an ionizer to clean the air of any particles that may be missed with a standard dust/ pollen mister.

HEPA filters are designed to remove dust and other fine particles, and they also have the advantage of being highly effective. However, there are some benefits of using an air purifier with a higher PMP (percentage resolution overpressure) rating. They work well for removing molds and fungi, but may not be capable of removing spores from cockroaches or other insects. In terms of room coverage, they generally perform about the same as low-level desk lamps.

Ionizers are designed to remove organic particles. Particles like pollen, mold, dust mites, bacteria, viruses, smoke, dirt, and smoke can be highly irritating for people who suffer from allergies. Ionizers work by generating negatively charged ions to counteract the positively charged particles. These negative ions bind with offending particles to form a temporary barrier that hinders them from penetrating the air.

Air purifiers that use an ionization method can have one of three filtration system options: electrostatic filters, photo-electric effect filtration systems, or combination air purifiers. Each has its pros and cons, so it’s best to read the product specs to find out which will best suit your needs. Electrostatic filters use coils to capture small particles, including pet dander, which can build up in an area with little air circulation. They’re more effective at removing larger allergens and pollen.

Photo electric effect air purifiers use an activated carbon filter to clean the air, by reacting with allergens. The activated carbon traps the dust, mold, and pet dander. They work well for many people, although their cost can put some people off. Alternatively, combination air purifiers can work great for allergy sufferers. They work by using multiple technologies to achieve clean air that’s free of all allergens.