How To Choose An Air Purifier That Will Ease Your Allergies

So how do you choose the best air purifier? 

Air purifiers are electric machines that are used to eliminate harmful particles or contaminants from the air.  If used inside your home, air purifiers will help to make the air that you and your family breathes cleaner. For that reason, there is a good chance that you would be in the market for a new air purifier, if not now then in the future.  

Are you in the market for an air purifier that will decrease your asthma or allergy symtpoms?

So how do you choose the best air purifier? 

Air purifiers are electric machines that are used to eliminate harmful particles or contaminants from the air.  If used inside your home, air purifiers will help to make the air that you and your family breathes cleaner.

 What You Should Know:

  • Air Purifiers - Know Your Pollutants!
  • An Air Purifier Help To Keep the Allergies Away
  • How To Find The Perfect One For Allergies
  • Features To Look For In A  Vacuum For Allergy Sufferers
  • Size Really Does Matter: Best Air Purifiers For All Rooms
  • Always Choose The Best Air Purifier You Can Afford

Air Purifiers - Know Your Pollutants!

People use air purifiers in the home and office to screen pollutants and contaminants out of the air. But just what are these pollutants, and why should they matter to you?

Bacteria - Airborne bacteria can be a problem, to say the least. Such diseases as tetanus, typhoid fever, pneumonia, syphilis, cholera, leprosy, and tuberculosis are all the nasty products of these airborne pathogens. Lucky for us, not all bacteria are this vicious; there's also 'friendly bacteria', which if it's any help to you at all is living some place private, like your pancreas, out of reach of an air purifier.

Mold spores - Mold is a fungus just like mushrooms. Mold reproduces itself through spores, which fly around in the air and aggravate your allergies. Some molds are toxic when inhaled. Black mold, which can grow on food, can produce the serious lung disease aspergillosis if large quantities are inhaled. Mold is a problem in buildings which are too air-tight and have too much trapped moisture.

Viruses - Submicroscopic and microorganisms particles that can infect the cells of a biological organism - you, for instance. Needs no introduction here. People with weakened immune systems from a present medical condition can especially do with fewer viruses in the air.

Pet dander - Dander is hair and skin particles that fly off of a pet and cause an allergic reaction in people so inclined, frequently manifested in a sneeze. Skin rashes can also be an allergic reaction to pet dander.

Dust - No, it's not a matter of how much you clean; even in the tidiest households, dust happens. Some people with dust allergies can have an extreme reaction. Another airborne dust problem is found in industrial workplace environments. If the product being manufactured produces enough dust, it can even constitute a safety hazard.

Dust mites - These little critters live in that dust that you didn't want around anyway. They're known as Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus in Europe and Dermatophagoides farinae in America, but by any name are regarded as a nuisance. Dust mites are thought to be the number one cause of asthma worldwide. Unlucky for us, dust mites like it best in the same kind of carpeted, draft-proof, cushioned environment that we people like.

Smoke - Oooooh, do we smokers ever take a lot of heat for our filthy habit! An air purifier can help you live with that human chimney in your home. It can even help the smoker's health, when they no longer have to stand outside in the snow.

Odors - The obvious one that nobody ever thinks about. Air purifiers can help dispel the taints of paint, bleach, cooking, and chemical solvents from the air. If it offends your nose, an air purifier gets rid of it.

Well, that covers most of it. It's surprising to see how much is going on right in front of our noses that we can't see, isn't it?

An Air Purifier Help To Keep the Allergies Away

Air purifiers convert dirty air into fresh and clean air, and also free the air from pollutants and contaminants. They are very beneficial for people suffering from allergies and can help alleviate asthma. Allergy inducing particles within the air may come as dust, pollen, pet dander or mold spores.

There are numerous air purifier brands and manufacturers worldwide. It becomes too tough for a customer to pick the air purifier of one’s choice from the huge range available. 

The best idea is to do some research online. Perhaps, the first step in buying a purifier is to familiarize yourself with all of your available options.  You can do this two different ways.  

The first way involves visiting one of your local retail stores.  You will want to thoroughly examine each product that they have available. This should be done by reading the information which can be found on air purifier boxes.

In addition to comparing prices and products at the store, you can also use the internet.  In fact, the internet may be the easiest way.

Online, you can not only familiarize yourself with different air cleaning machines, but you can also read product reviews. Thanks to the online reviewers, there are some good air purifier comparisons and reviews on the Internet.

Air Purifiers - How To Find The Perfect One

Air purifiers comes in all configurations, sizes, and feature sets. Their are also a number of brands on the market ranging from some well-known to lesser known brands like IQAir, Allerair, Blueair, Air-O-Swiss, and Friedrich to name a few of the more commonly known ones.

A common reason for having an air purifier is to help alleviate the effect of allergy season on those who suffer from allergy symptoms yearly- whether to animal dander, or things like dust mites and bacteria.

Another common reason for having an air purifier is because a member of the household smokes -- certain air purifiers will help mitigate the problem by shrinking the amount of smoke particles in the air. This also helps reduce smoke caused by cooking, steaming, or from barbecuing. 

One big consideration for your choice of an air purifier has to do with the ongoing sustainment of it. In general the heavier the air purifier system such as those unified into the central air cleaning system will necessitate more sophisticated methods of maintenance.

Other more simpler models such as stand alone air purifiers are comparatively easy to clean and maintain. Filterless air purifiers especially make owning one of these cleaning devices a cinch. You can derive the benefits of air purification without shelling out lots of dough or trouble about maintenance costs both in terms of money and time. 

In the end the choice for the right air purifier is highly subjective and thus should be sought out from the perspective of the consumer's needs and wants. Up until this point there is no real one-size-fits-all solution that will make everyone equally happy. First make an inventory of your most pressing needs, and prioritize from highest to lowest.

This will make your purchase decision much easier when you do go shopping for an air purifier.

Features To Look For In A Vacuum For Allergy And Asthma Sufferers

When it comes to asthma, a regular vacuum cleaner just will not do!

Vacuum cleaners with a standard filter simply spread dust and dirt into the air. They cannot trap fine particles like pollen or pet dander. If you have allergies or asthma, you need a tightly sealed vacuum cleaner that prevents allergens from invading your lungs. These are the features that you should look for:

• Has a quality Hepa filter – The best way to remove allergens from your home is to have a vacuum with a HEPA filter that meets the rigorous U.S. HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) standards of removing 99.97% of all particles 0.3 microns or larger. While most vacuum can put dust back into the air, only a Hepa filter traps the dust and keeps it from your lungs.

• Easy to use – While the best action for an asthmatic is to have a family member changes the bags, sometimes it is necessary to change it yourself. In this case, bagged vacuum cleaners are easier for an asthmatic to empty. On the other hand, bag-less vacuums do not loose suction.

• Powerful – No two vacuums are created equal. For a better performance, a vacuum cleaner with a high CFM (cube feet per minute) tells how well a vacuum can clean.

• Flexible – Many tiny allergens like to hide in cracks and corners. It is helpful to have attachments that can clean all surfaces. Whether it is upholstery or stairs, you should have attachments that can thoroughly clean carpets and smooth surfaces.

Has a money back guarantee – Any quality vacuum cleaner that you purchase should come with a money back guarantee. Most reputable manufacturers provide at a one year warrantee. This will ensure the quality of the products.

You should also investigate online reviews. You can see how other customers felt about the product.

Always Choose The Best Air Purifier You Can Afford

With air purifiers, you will find a number of different make and models.  Some of these makes and models use filers.  With certain types of filters, many just need to be cleaned, but others need to be replaced.

If you need to replace the filter in an air purifier, you need to determine when that filter needs to be changed and exactly how much it will cost.  This is extremely important, especially if you are shopping on a budget.  

You will want to thoroughly examine each product that they have available. This should be done by reading the information which can be found on air purifier boxes.

In addition to comparing prices and products at the store, you can also use the internet.  In fact, the internet may be the easiest way. Online, you can not only familiarize yourself with different air cleaning machines, but you can also read product reviews.

Perhaps, the first step in buying a purifier is to familiarize yourself with all of your available options.  You can do this two different ways.  

The first way involves visiting one of your local retail stores.  You will want to thoroughly examine each product that they have available. This should be done by reading the information which can be found on air purifier boxes.

In addition to comparing prices and products at the store, you can also use the internet.  In fact, the internet may be the easiest way. Online, you can not only familiarize yourself with different air cleaning machines, but you can also read product reviews.

Try To Choose An Air Purifier With HEPA Filters

When looking for an air purifier, you are advised to look for air purifiers with HEPA filters. HEPA filters, although they are considered expensive, are often the most well performing. 

This is because HEPA air filters must meet specific regulations. These regulations, which are imposed by the Department of Energy, are the reason why air purifiers with HEPA filters are considered the most successful at eliminating unwanted or harmful air particles.  

Find Out About Filter Maintenance

When looking for an air purifier, you are advised to look for air purifiers with HEPA filters. HEPA filters, although they are considered expensive, are often the most well performing.  This is because HEPA air filters must meet specific regulations.

These regulations, which are imposed by the Department of Energy, are the reason why air purifiers with HEPA filters are considered the most successful at eliminating unwanted or harmful air particles.  

Read Product Reviews And Customer Satisfaction

Finally … Choose The Air Purifier That Fits Your Space

Once you have researched and examined a number of different air purifiers and you have made a final decision, you will find that you have a number of different purchase options.  

Air purifiers are sold all across the United States. A large number of retail stores carry these purifiers, including home improvement stores, home stores, and most traditional department stores. In addition to storefront retail locations, air purifiers can also be purchased online from a number of different retailers.  For the largest selection of air purifiers, as well the ability to quickly compare prices, you may want to think about shopping online.  

Honestly, where you shop doesn’t matter as much as which type of air purifier you are purchasing. 

 If you are looking for an affordable, but well performing air purifier, you should be prepared to spend a little bit of time researching all of your available options.  While this research may seem time consuming, it will almost always be worth it in the long run.


More Info On Air Purifiers


SAFE Guide To Air Purifiers For Allergies

How To Choose An Air Purifier For Allergy Sufferers

Speed Cleaning – 21 Tips And Tricks To Get A Room Spotless In 30 Minutes

 Does An Air Purifier Remove Dust?


Many people with asthma find fewer complications when they find a management plan that really works. Read The SAFE Asthma Treatment Guide and discover the four steps to controlling asthma.  

With a little help from your doctor and the right plan of action, you can control your wheezing so that you can breathe easier.

And remember … any asthma treatment prescribed by a physician should always be taken as ordered, even if there are no symptoms. Your doctor is the gatekeeper to keeping you healthy.

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