Fight allergies with the help of an air purifier
More and more people experience respiratory allergies exacerbated by air pollution. And yet few people know that it is possible to treat allergies without the use of prescription drugs. Air purifiers are very effective in filtering allergens out of your indoor air.
Let’s see how air purifiers work and how they help fight allergies?
Air purifiers eliminate allergens from the air
Various particles in the air can cause respiratory allergies, they include pollen, spores, pet hair and more. To fight their annoying effects, it is important to eradicate them from the air you breathe. Air purifiers are an ideal solution when it comes to indoor air.
Air purifiers are devices designed to eliminate particles from outdoor and indoor pollution. Depending on the model, air purifiers can come with several features specifically targeting allergens. Air purifiers are incredibly easy to use and often operate autonomously. If you have allegories, you will notice a difference within a few minutes. AIRVIA Medical’s Air Purifier for example can purify the air of a 1000 ft² (100m²) surface, in just a few minutes. Whether it is the air in your bedroom, dining room, kitchen, or living room, it will be freed from allergens and pollutants that are harmful to our health.
Doctors themselves often will recommend air purifiers to fight allergies to pollen, dust, or dust mites. Of course, regularly cleaning your house will also go a long way in fighting your allergies.
How do air purifiers work?
Air purifiers use a variety of different technologies to remove allergens, dust mites, pollen, pet hair, germs, unpleasant smells, cigarette smoke, and more from the air.
Filter-based air purification
Air purifiers often use several filters stacked together to effectively trap pollutants of all sizes that vitiate our indoor air. Some models use foam filters, others fiberglass or activated charcoal filters. AIRVIA Medical combines the effectiveness of a prefilter, a latest-generation HEPA filter and a filter made with activated charcoal and bamboo fiber. HEPA stands for "High Efficiency Particulate Air" and is an internationally recognized guarantee of quality.
Air purifiers come in various shape and prices. Usually the size and surface capacity is correlated with the price. In any case, you should make sure to educate yourself on the different options and the differences between the models. You will find that there is a huge difference in both quality and efficiency.
Air purification using ionization
This type of air purification generates negative ions to clean the air. Negative ions will bond with positively charged pollution particles present in our indoor air. This will weigh them down to the floor, far from your lungs. Every time you vacuum, you will remove them completely from your environment. Using ionization for air purification is a fairly recent advancement, present in the more advanced air purifiers, including all AIRVIA Medical products.
Air purification using UV light
This type of air purification is arguably the most effective method in existence today. Air is sucked into a nanotube, where all bacteria are killed before the air is reinjected in the room. UV rays are deadly to all bacteria. The cycle can repeat indefinitely. AIRVIA Medical has made air purification using UV light one of its strengths.
Cheap air purifiers or air purifiers found in the main online retail marketplaces can often be dangerous for your health. They can emit chemicals generated during the transformation or destruction of certain pollutants. In addition, they are rarely subject to performance guarantees and may require very regular maintenance, or require professionals to change the filters.
How effective are air purifiers in fighting allergies?
Air purifiers are widely recognized for their effectiveness in fighting allergies. They can very quickly eradicate all allergens present in the air we breathe.
The effectiveness of a particular model depends on a few determining factors:
- Whether or not it is HEPA rated: The rating ranges from H10 to H14 and determines the efficiency of a given air purifier in filtering particles of all sizes.
- The brand and how well established it is: Nowadays the market is crowded with manufacturers and sellers of air purifiers. AIRVIA Medical dedicates itself to air purification only and believes that companies that manufacture vacuum cleaners or fans often do not have the expertise they need to design and build quality air purification devices. That is why buying from a “main brand” that you are familiar with, might actually result in mediocre performances.
- The size of the space: the larger the space, the more powerful the air purifier will need to be. AIRVIA Medical is committed to efficiently purify the air of any space up to 1000 ft² (100m²) in a matter of minutes. When you put an air purifier is a space larger than what it was designed for, not only will its efficiency be reduced, but the air you breathe will not be as clean. Companies or people with large houses should invest in several air purifiers, ideally one per floor or 1000 ft² (100m²) space.
Air purifiers prevent allergies for the whole family
Most quality air purifiers currently on the market are able to effectively fight the respiratory allergies of all members of a family. They will quickly eliminate most allergens, including pollen, dust and dust mites. More advance devices, such as AIRVIA Medical Air Purifiers, come with a smart control terminal that lets you know when your air needs to be purified.
Thanks to its air circulation feature, AIRVIA Medical also fights allergens present on curtains, carpets, upholstery etc.
Keep in mind that air purifiers have many more uses. By fighting the particles that trigger your allergies such as fungi and bacteria, they can also fight the spread of mould in your house. They protect you against allergies, and they protect your home too.