You tried to avoid the poor air quality in Baltimore, Maryland, by staying indoors, but your allergies are still acting up. Indoor air pollutants may be to blame. The right air purifier can prevent your allergy flare-ups by targeting indoor pollutants far better than standard filters.
What Is an Air Purifier?
Air purifiers, also known as “air scrubbers,” are super filters designed to help homeowners particularly sensitive to allergies and indoor air pollution. These purifiers are installed into your HVAC unit and become part of your heating and cooling system. As polluted air flows through your home, the HVAC system picks up that air and runs it through this purifier before pushing that air back into your living space.
What Makes Air Purifiers Perfect for Allergy Sufferers?
While standard filters may let many particles through, air purifiers use much finer filters that catch the smaller particles that normal filters miss. Many air purifiers further clean your air by using an electrical charge to neutralize live particles like bacteria, viruses, and dust mites. And since many of the odors in your home are caused by contaminants, air purifiers can leave your home smelling fresh.
What Type of Air Purifier Will Prevent Allergy Flare-ups?
Most air purifiers may be more efficient than standard HVAC filters, but different purifiers tackle indoor air pollution with differing strategies. Here at Griffith, we offer two top-notch air purifiers:
- Aprilaire Model 5000: One of the best air purifiers on the market, this Aprilaire captures and neutralizes more than 98% of the contaminants in your air without producing the hazardous ozone produced by other purifiers.
- activTek Induct 2000: This air scrubber utilizes unique ActivePure technology to not only remove allergens contaminating surfaces in your home, but also remove odors and ventilate smoke. The activTek also cleans your air without producing ozone.
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