Do you suffer from allergies? If you do, you may always be on the lookout for ways to treat or manage your symptoms. Although there are a number of natural and affordable ways to treat allergies, some are interested in buying allergy air purifiers. Before many do so, they find themselves wondering if air purifiers really do work when looking to seek relief from allergies.


As for whether or not air purifiers work to help treat allergies, you will find that they do in most cases. In all honesty, it depends on the type of air purifier that is used. For more information on how air purifiers may be able to provide you with relief from your allergies, as well as information on what type of air purifiers should be purchased, please continue reading on.

To understand exactly how air purifiers can help those with allergies, it is first important to know what they are. Air purifiers are machines, that are typically small in size. Their goal is to remove contaminants from the air. Although air purifiers are advancing in technology, many rely on the use of air filters. These filters will trap many of the contaminants in the air, preventing them from reentering.

As for what type of contaminants are eliminated from the air, you will find a number of common particles collected and removed. Common air contaminants that are removed include dirt, dust, dust mites, pet danger, secondhand tobacco smoke, mold, and mildew. As for how this can help those suffering from allergies, many common allergy sufferers have allergies to tobacco smoke, pets, dust, and mold and mildew. When these items are eliminated from the air, most will see relief, possibly even right away.

What Type of Air Purifier is the best?

Since there is a good chance that an air purifier will be able to provide you with relief from your allergy symptoms, you may be interested in buying one. If you are, you may be wondering what type of air purifier is the best. First, you will want to examine those that boast the fact that can help with allergies. High-end air purifiers and those that use HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) air filters do cost more money, but many find them well worth the costs.

As for how you can go about buying an air purifier, you will also find that you have a number of different options. Many consumers like shopping online. This is because online shopping is easy and convenient, but they also gain access to hundreds of retailers all with a few clicks of the mouse. If you have yet to decide which type of allergy air purifier you would like to buy, you may want to first do a little bit of research online. If you are shopping locally, you should check out your local home improvement stores.

As nice as it is to know that an air purifier may be able to help you with your allergy symptoms and as nice as it is to know where you can find and buy them, it is also important to know how to properly use them. To seek the ultimate level of relief, a whole house air purifier is recommended. If you cannot afford the cost of one, be sure to carefully choose the rooms that you place an air purifier in. Rooms that you use the most, like your bedroom, or rooms where your allergies bother you the most should have an air purifier in them. Use your air purifier as much as possible, especially when you are home. If your air purifier uses an air filter, be sure to clean it or replace the filter when needed.

These are 5 basic air filter types that might help you:

Mechanical Type

Force air through a special screen that traps particles including allergens like pollen, pet dander, and dust mites. They also capture irritant particles such as tobacco smoke.

The best-known mechanical filter is the high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter. To qualify as a true HEPA filter, a device must be able to capture at least 90% of all particles 0.3 microns or larger in diameter that enter it.

Electronic filters

Uses electrical charges to attract and deposit allergens and irritants. If the device contains collecting plates, the particles are captured within the system; otherwise, they stick to room surfaces and have to be cleared away. The most efficient filters are electrostatic precipitators, and the best of those use a fan.

Hybrid filters

contain elements of both mechanical and electrostatic filters.

Gas phase filters

remove odors and non-particulate pollution such as cooking gas, gasses emitted from paint or building materials, and perfume. They do not remove allergens.

Ozone generators

These are devices that intentionally produce ozone, which manufacturers claim cleans the air. They are not recommended by the EPA or the American Lung Association because ozone can be harmful to lungs at high concentrations. And the EPA says ozone at safe levels "have little potential to remove indoor air contaminants."

As a recap, air purifiers work by eliminating particles from the air, including dust mites, mold, mildew, and pet dander. Those suffering from allergies almost always seek a decrease in the symptoms when an air purifier is used.


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