Do Air Purifiers Help With Allergens: Mold, Dust, & Pollen
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Do Air Purifiers Help With Allergens? Mold, Dust, Pollen

As soon as spring hits, there’s undoubtedly an uptick in allergy symptoms. While many of these causes are hard to avoid outdoors, you may be wondering if there are precautions you can implement at home to help combat said allergens. Mold, dust, and pollen are a few significant allergens found around homes, and they can result in symptoms ranging from mild to severe if not addressed. Air purifiers may be the solution to the problem! This blog discusses what air purifiers are and how they can help rid your home of stubborn allergens.

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Spring Allergies Explained

While pollen is an obvious result of spring weather, there are often many other allergens around your home that you likely don’t even know about. Pollen alone is produced from specific trees, flowers, and grass, so it’s hard to avoid. Also, mold spores, dust mites, and increased pests can heighten allergy symptoms.

The most common allergy symptoms include itchy and watery eyes, dry skin, a runny nose, nasal congestion, and sneezing. For people with asthma and respiratory issues, these allergens can worsen symptoms and even harm one’s health.

How Do Air Purifiers Help With Allergens?

So, can air purifiers help reduce allergens? The short answer is yes! Air purifiers are designed with filters to capture and remove pollen and other pollutants from your home’s air. Purifiers with HEPA filters work harder by eliminating things like dust mites and mold spores, and some models even contain UV lights that target and disinfect microscopic things like bacteria and viruses. While air purifiers can’t completely eradicate allergens, they can help keep them at bay and improve your symptoms, making them a worthwhile investment.

However, there are some models you should avoid as they can make allergies worse. Models with “ozone,” “ionic,” or “ionizer” in the product description are much less prone to removing allergens, and they can also release ozone into the air that can be damaging to your lungs and overall health. All in all, make sure to do your research before selecting a system!

Schedule Air Purifier Services With Schaafsma

When investing in an air purifier to enhance your home’s air, consider working with the team at Schaafsma. We offer reputable air purifier services that’ll equip your home for springtime. Serving our community since 1905, we’ve got over 100 years of excellence under our belt.

We’re an ACCA member and are proudly part of the Service Nation Alliance and National Comfort Institute. We are also one of two Greater Grand Rapids NATE-certified technicians, and we’ve received an A+ BBB rating! No matter what your air purifying goal this spring season is, we will have the right solution for you.

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