It doesn’t matter if you keep your house super clean, there is no way to keep it clean enough to totally get rid of allergens and other airborne irritants that affect people with allergies.
Types of indoor allergy causes
The main kinds of allergy causes that appear in the home regularly are:
• Tobacco smoke
• Insects such as roaches and dust mites
• Hair and pet dander
• Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) like those put out by synthetic carpets, paint, plastic and glue
Air purifier can help with some allergies
So, what can you get to help with this problem? An air purifier is a device that will help you clean the air in the house and it uses filters to get rid of anything that pollutes the air such as allergens, pollen, mold, odors, cigarette smoke, pet dander, etc. The best air purifiers are made to meet or exceed regulations and therefore have earned a certification called HEPA, which means high efficiency particulate air.
It is best to choose an air purifier with HEPA certification, and to stay away from ionic air purifiers because they produce negative ions and ozone and since ozone is toxic, they can’t get HEPA certification.
Choosing proper air purifier can help allergy sufferers
This means that the proper air purifier is one of the best things that a person with allergies can have in their home. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America an air purifier can aid those whose problem is in response to an allergy driven by an allergen that is produced in their home. It all depends on the type of allergen that bothers them, for instance, an air purifier can’t get rid of dust mites.
It also helps if the home has proper ventilation, and that none of the allergy causing items such as those listed above are kept in the home of an allergy sufferer. Your doctor is a good start for finding out which type of air purifier will help alleviate your allergy symptoms, so you can start your quest for the best one with a talk with your doctor.
Some of the features on the air purifier to consider are:
• Are of Coverage – Determines the room size of an air purifier’s coverage
• How noisy it is – Different kinds of air purifiers are rated at different noise levels and it depends on their fan size and output, as well as their air flow rate
• Price-- Besides the cost of the air purifier itself, be sure to see how costly the filters are that you need to change regularly
• Filter changing ease -Air purifiers all need filter changes so choose the one that you understand how to change it.
• Efficiency rating – Look for highly rated air purifiers that meet the needs of your particular allergy
The bottom line is that depending on your type of allergy, an air purifier in your home can at least make it easier for you to breathe there, while it won’t help you outside of the home.
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