Do you find yourself dreading the fall and spring because of the onslaught of pollen, mold and other allergens? Have you wondered if splurging on a fancy air purification system might help? According to the experts, air purifiers may fall short of completely eliminating allergy symptoms, but they may make a difference.
Air purifiers come in several different shapes, sizes and colors, but the important thing to research is what kind of technology a purifier uses to clean the air. Ask questions like: what substances does it claim to remove from the air? What is its clean air delivery rate (CADR)? How big of an area does it cover?
There are several types of air purifiers to choose from, including:
- HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air)
- UV Light
- Negative Ion
- Activated Carbon
- Ozone Generators
The United States Environment Protection Agency (EPA) states that “While air-cleaning devices may help control the levels of airborne particles including those associated with allergens and, in some cases, gaseous pollutants in a home, air cleaning may not decrease adverse health effects from indoor air pollutants.”
Doctors generally do not discount the fact that air purifiers can make a noticeable difference with allergy symptoms. However, they also encourage looking into other ways of eliminating allergens in addition to the air purifier, such as removing carpet, changing air filters more frequently, keeping windows closed and not owning indoor pets.
At Gagne A/C, we recommend trying HEPA filters to reduce particles in the air that may be contributing to your allergy issues. Contact a certified technician today to set up an installation or browse our site to learn more about the benefits of air purification, including “Symptoms of Poor Air Quality and What You Can Do About It.”