Air Purifiers for Allergies – Do They Work?

March 7, 2022

By Comfort Air

Spring allergy season is coming soon. Whether you have seasonal allergies triggered by pollen overload or year-round allergies, they can dramatically impact your quality of life. If you are buried in piles of tissues and decongestants, consider looking at your indoor air quality. Whether they are indoor or outdoor allergens triggering your allergies, they can be present in your indoor air. Comfort Air wants to help you improve your air quality and your allergies this spring.

Important Steps to Take for Allergy Sufferers:

·        Consistently Change Your Air Filters—Air filters should be changed at least every three months. We recommend changing your filter every month if you have pets and/or family members with allergies or respiratory issues. Changing an air filter is straightforward and usually done by a homeowner. If you need support with how to change it or what type to buy, our HVAC comfort professionals would be happy to help.

·        Consider Having a Professional Maintenance Visit—Maintenance visits are great for keeping your HVAC unit going, but they are also helpful for your air quality. For example, your air ducts can accumulate dust and particles over time, which then circulate throughout your home.

·        Purchase the Best Air Purifier for Allergies—Many homeowners ask, “do air purifiers work?” The short answer is that they work exceptionally well. Depending on the type of air purifier you choose and if it is fitted with a HEPA filter, you could be blocking 99.7% of all pollen, dust, and airborne particles exceeding .3 microns. For perspective, pet dander is about 2.5 microns on average. Reducing exposure to allergens can greatly improve the quality of life and health of your family members suffering from allergies. Air purifiers for allergies are designed to capture the most common allergy triggers, such as dust mites, pollen, pet dander, and mold. We have a variety of choices for air purification and cleaning available. Our team can help recommend the right measures to clear your air of allergens effectively.

·        Keep Following Your Doctor’s Medical Recommendations—Air purifiers help limit exposure to allergens, but they are not a cure. An air purifier can be used in conjunction with your allergy medicine, so you can feel your best. Even if you are feeling much better since the installation of your air purifier, keep using your inhalers, antihistamines, etc. unless your doctor approves a change in your medication. 

Whether you are preparing for allergy season or trying to combat year-round allergies, Comfort Air wants to help you find relief. Schedule a visit from one of our professional technicians to evaluate your air quality and find the right air purification and filtration additions for your home. 

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