Ah-choo! The sound of sneezing is a familiar one to those who suffer from seasonal allergies. But sometimes, those seasonal sneezes stretch to last all year, with sniffles and “bless you” crossing from spring to summer to fall and even into winter. This could be an indication of the air quality in the home, and it might signify a large number of allergens repeatedly circulating through the vents, causing a year-long struggle. Dust, pet hair, pollen, smoke, contaminants, odors, and other allergens can be reduced with the right equipment. Using an air purifier for allergies can drastically help with seasonal and yearly suffering.
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America notes that 8 out of 10 people in the U.S. are exposed to dust mites, while 6 out of 10 are exposed to pet dander. These are two of the main contenders in the allergy world. Dust allergies and pet dander can trigger symptoms like red eyes, sneezing, stuffy noses, and itching. Airborne dust and irritants can circulate the home through central heating and cooling. Keeping the home vacuumed, removing dust and dander through cleaning, and using a humidifier can help reduce contaminants in the home. (A 9.0-Gallon Humidifier is the right size for a large living space, reaching up to 3200 square feet.) However, even as one room is cleaned, the allergens can still cycle through the vents and spread to other areas. An air purifier for allergies – especially one with an advanced filtration system – is recommended to help remove allergens in the air. A high-efficiency pleated air filter can capture up to almost all of the airborne irritants that can cause allergic reactions. Using a vacuum cleaner and air purifier for allergies with a high-efficiency pleated filter can help remove pesky contaminants from your breathing space.
Another large contributor to allergies and poor air quality are VOCs: Volatile Organic Compounds, aka chemicals, that have evaporated into gases. The Environmental Protection Agency notes that common VOC sources are paint, wax, varnishes, moth repellents, cigarette smoke, aerosol sprays and household cleaning products. These can cause headaches, eye, ear, nose and throat irritation, nausea, or allergic skin reactions. An air purifier for allergies works to trap these gases and helps prevent allergic reactions by purifying the air in the room with these chemicals. Circulating fresh air reduces the chance of an allergic reaction. The Lasko Desktop Air Purifier with 3-Stage Air Cleaning System uses three filters to simultaneously trap and reduce VOCs: a carbon filter to trap contaminants, a VOC filter to weed out gases, and a high-efficiency pleated filter to catch allergen particles. The small, desktop air purifier for allergies fits snugly on a bedside table, counter, or desk, while the three filters work to purify a room of up to 56 square feet. This three-filter design allows for the Activated Carbon Filter to efficiently trap odors and larger particles before they even reach the pleated filter. This works to extend the longevity of the pleated filter, and keeps your air cleaner from VOCs and allergens for a longer period of time.
Used alone or in tandem with a VOC filter, a carbon filter, or another advanced filter, high-efficiency pleated filters are a great line of defense when it comes to capturing allergens. As noted, these pleated filters can remove nearly all airborne irritants and allergen particles in the air, some as small as 0.3 microns. Lasko offers three high-quality air purifiers for allergies that come with an advanced filtration system to help you control the air quality in your home. The Pure Silver Air Purifier, Pure Gold Air Purifier with Remote Control, and the Pure Platinum Air Purifier with Remote Control and Auto Clean provide multiple stages of filtration to reduce smoke, odors, dust, allergens, and more from the air. All three use a high-efficiency pleated filter paired with one or more other filters to ensure allergens are caught. For example, the Pure Platinum Air Purifier with Remote Control and Auto Clean utilizes multiple filters to keep you from sneezing. The first filter is a carbon filter to remove smoke and household odors, as well as catching dust, dander, and large allergen particles. The pleated filter is second, followed by a titanium dioxide (Ti02) filter that uses UV light to kill mold, bacteria, and viruses. This not only removes the triggers for seasonal sneezes but eliminates the risk of spreading sickness. Air purifiers can reach up to 160 square feet in the home, so adding one to a bedroom or living room can make the space more inviting and more restful. Combat the seasons of sneezes with an air purifier for allergies and breathe a little easier this year.