Seasonal allergies are triggered in the spring and also during the fall season. If you are among the latter, an air purifier may help alleviate allergy symptoms. Local heating and air conditioning company Amber Air Conditioning Inc. looks at what air purifiers can do to help you manage seasonal allergies.
Indoor Air Quality
The key to managing seasonal allergies is to maintain the proper indoor air quality in your home. Cleaning the air ducts regularly and replacing the air filters in your HVAC system help in keeping pollen and other allergy-triggering particles from circulating in your home. Other best practices to help reduce the particles that get tracked in are leaving your shoes at the door, changing your clothes after coming home, and washing your hair.
Of course, such practices do not fully erase 100% of allergy-triggering particles. This is where an air purifier comes in. Air purifiers help maintain indoor air quality by pulling the air from the room, capturing airborne particles through air filters, and releasing clean air. Most types of air purifiers are equipped with HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filters, which can capture air particles as small as 0.3 microns. In comparison, the average size of allergy-producing pollen is 25 microns.
What Kind of Air Purifier Should You Get?
There are many types of air purifiers on the market. Some are general-purpose, while others are tailored for specific requirements. You have to consider where you will place your air purifier because it has to be the appropriate size for the room. If you have an open floor plan, choose a whole-home system.
Next is the filtration system. As discussed above, most air purifiers have a HEPA filter, which should be your minimum requirement. Manufacturers like Carrier® offer air purifiers with additional cleaning stages including UV lamps and static electricity. If you’re unsure which one to buy, HVAC companies like us would be happy to help you choose.
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Amber Air Conditioning Inc. provides HVAC services to customers in Lake Elsinore, Temecula, Corona, CA and the surrounding communities. Call us at (951) 674-6974, or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.