Alleviating Fall Allergies With Air Purifiers

Sep 27, 2022 | HVAC

Air purifiers gained popularity because of their ability to filter and clean the air in their immediate surroundings. These devices trap dust, dander, and other airborne contaminants through their filters. Then, they purify the air using advanced features and release clean air indoors. 

Alleviating Fall Allergies

Different kinds of air purifiers use various methods of air filtration, such as ionization, ultraviolet light, and activated carbon filtration technologies.

In this post, a refrigeration maintenance and indoor air quality expert discusses how air purifiers can help alleviate allergies during the fall.

Pollen 

Pollen allergy is usually triggered by plants, trees, and grass that release pollen into the air. These nearly invisible grains can enter homes through windows or attach to a person’s body or clothing. When inhaled, they are detected by the body as a foreign invader and trigger the immune system. 

A high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter can trap 99.97% of airborne particles not smaller than 0.3 microns. Air filters with ionizers can draw airborne pollen together and increase their density enough to let them fall to the ground. This prevents the contaminants from spreading in the air, improving your indoor air quality and alleviating allergies.

Pet Sheddings

Pet dander from cats and dogs are the microscopic flecks of their skin that float in the air like dust. When these enter the respiratory system, they can trigger allergies with symptoms in certain individuals. 

Dander is often the culprit behind poor indoor air quality, but other pet sheddings can also affect your indoor air. Pet saliva, urine, and feces can cause allergies once they dry up and their microscopic particles enter the air. 

HEPA filters and ionizers in air filters can trap microscopic pet dander and waste shedding and improve indoor air quality. This can lead to reduced allergy triggers inside your home.

Choosing an Air Purifier

Air purifiers with UV light and ionization are effective in cleaning the air and removing contaminants. The REME HALO® by RGF® is an efficient in-duct air purifier that uses UV light and ionization technology to increase the density of airborne pollen, dust and dander by clustering them together and letting them fall on the ground. 

A/C and Refrigeration is a commercial refrigeration and indoor air quality specialist. Call us at (602) 488-7161 or fill out this contact form to schedule a free consultation.

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