When it comes to spring allergies, there’s no shortage of ways to combat them—but some may be more effective than others.
Many households remain dependent on their HVAC system’s filter to keep their air clear of allergens. However, several variables can easily alter the effectiveness of this strategy. To begin, HVAC filters rarely have the same ability as air purifiers to capture micro-particles. Additionally, many people choose not to run their HVAC system all the time to be more energy-efficient and cost-effective. The HVAC system itself may be in disrepair and need cleaning, further decreasing the likelihood of it delivering clean air to your home.
Other households might try to combat allergens by living in areas with less plant life, reducing their contact with pollen. However, drawing yourself away from nature may make you unhappy, and pollen can still be carried in by the wind and animals.
Unlike many HVAC filters, air purifiers are designed to trap pollutants you may not even see. H13 True HEPA Filters trap at least 99.97% of 0.3-micron airborne particles, such as dust, pollen, and pet dander. Levoit air purifiers also use high-efficiency activated carbon filters to help neutralize odors, fumes, and volatile organic compounds.
The portability of air purifiers also allows you to target specific rooms that may have more need of air purification, such as kitchens, bedrooms, and litter box areas. This form of air purification is more energy-efficient and cost-effective than keeping the HVAC system on 24/7. If you have a smart Levoit air purifier, you can even receive reports that track your home’s air quality over time.
If you live in an area with lots of foliage and have a particular struggle with pollen allergies, an air purifier will ensure you have a comfortable, clean space to come home to at the end of every day.
So when it’s time to prep for allergy season, consider the severity of your symptoms and the features that will be the most helpful to you. The place where you live, sleep, and spend time with loved ones is worth the investment of comfort.
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