Suffering with allergies during the summer can really take the fun out of vacation. One of the best ways to minimize symptoms that grass and weed pollen can cause is to keep the air clean with an air purifier. Here are 5 best features to choose in a cleaner.
Clean 24 Hours Every Day — One of the factors that contributes to high air quality (or clean air) is the fact that pollutants levels are kept low all the time. The only way to have that happen is for the air purifier to keep up with eliminating the irritants as quickly as they go airborne.
A cleaner that has a motor that will allow it to run safely and effectively without needing to rest is critical. The split capacitor motor is the type of motor that is able to work this way. It is designed to run continuously at high revolutions per minute. Clearer air can not help but make breathing easier and help reduce the frequency and severity of symptoms.
Be Flexible In Its Placement — Other than allowing 6 inches of clearance from any surface, a good cleaner should be able to place anywhere and work well. That includes up high on a counter (as long as it is secured so it can not roll of) or down low under a counter.
This flexibility keeps you from tripping over the cord, having a pet chew the cord or falling over the unit because it has to be placed in the middle of the floor. 360 degree intake of air will insure flexible placement. Cut down on the surprises about where you will need to place the unit by reading the owner's manual or the technical specifications.
Remove Pollen – If your allergies and / or allergic asthma go into overdrive at this time of year, it is very possible that they are triggered by grass and weed pollen as well as mold and mildew spores. And even though these might be your primary focus, most people who are sensitive are also irritated by normal indoor allergens.
These include household dust, dust mites, pet dander as well as airborne bacteria and viruses. Because the HEPA is designed to remove microscopic particles, it can and will eliminate seasonal pollen and other household irritants that cause indoor air to become unhealthy.
So the bottom line is that this one filter can remove the seasonal irritants as well as the chronic indoor culprits. That's a win, win situation for you and all who share your home with you.
Remove Solid And Gaseous Allergens — Odors, gases, smoke, and airborne chemicals can all cause additional symptoms. It's a real money-saver for your cleaner to be able to multi-task by removing both particles and gaseous pollutants.
HEPA filtration is best for particulates, and a carbon-based filter is best for gaseous irritants. Carbon cloth provides dual benefits to you. Because it is carbon-based it is able to effectively remove noxious chemicals, gases and odors. Because the carbon is woven like fabric, it is able to trap particle effectively as well. It is a great filter to have on your side.
Takes Care Of Itself — The whole purpose of filtration is to give you your life back, to keep you from being totally derailed because of your allergies. The last thing you want to have to do is to constantly clean, vacuum, spray, or charge the filter.
First, it puts you up close and personal with the very allergens you are paying for it to remove. Secondly, do you really want to spend your free time doing such a boring task ?.
Choose a cleaner that needs little or no maintenance, and can take care of you rather than the other way around. Vacuuming the outside and / or wiping it down with a damp cloth is as much as you should expect to have to do.