Best HEPA Filters to Help Allergy and Asthma Sufferers
For allergy sufferers, the arrival of spring brings mixed feelings. Along with the beauty of spring comes the threat of allergies. Fortunately, there’s help and relief available if you suffer from seasonal allergies. If you have allergy-related breathing problems and haven’t bought a portable HEPA filter unit or installed a HEPA filter in your HVAC system, you’re missing out on a highly effective way for you to breathe more freely during allergy season and year-round.
HEPA filters work
What is a HEPA filter? HEPA stands for high-efficiency particulate air filter. It’s the most effective way to filter the air you breathe to reduce seasonal allergy symptoms. It also works to ease your symptoms if you suffer from year-found allergies from exposure to indoor particulate matter like mold and pet dander.
Benefits of HEPA filters
How can installing a HEPA filter on your HVAC system make life easier? This advanced technology traps 99.97 percent of particles in the air greater than 0.3 microns in size. This includes dust, pollen, pet dander and other airborne particles that trigger allergy symptoms.
Portable HEPA filters
You can buy a great portable HEPA filter unit that will filter a single room at a reasonable price. The Kenmore 2-Filter Air Cleaner, shown at right, has 3 speeds, a built-in handle that makes it easy to move from room to room, and an easy-grip knob control to change speeds. On the other hand, when you use a HEPA filter in your heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit, you’ll get whole house coverage so you won’t need to move a portable unit from one room to another when needed.
HVAC HEPA filters
Using a HEPA filter in your HVAC system is helpful for treating seasonal allergy symptoms, but it also reduces airborne debris that trigger asthma symptoms. Be sure to check your manufacturer’s instructions for filter use, as some HVAC units don’t have enough fan power to work effectively with a HEPA filter. But if someone in your household has asthma, seasonal allergies or year-round allergies to dust, mold and other airborne particles, they’ll appreciate the relief a whole house HEPA air filter can bring.
Other benefits of HEPA filtration
Many healthcare facilities even have a HEPA filter installed on their heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit to reduce the spread of airborne infections. Without a good filter, the HVAC system you have can introduce fungal spores into your home. This can cause infection in young babies, older people and people with reduced immunity. HEPA filters aren’t just for seasonal allergies – they also filter fungi that trigger infections. Who wouldn’t want protection like that?
HEPA filters are highly effective for removing airborne particles above a certain size, making them ideal for easing symptoms of seasonal allergies and controlling asthma symptoms. Quite simply, they make the air you inhale purer, and who doesn’t want to breathe cleaner air?
Whether you’re an asthma or allergy sufferer or just want to improve the quality of the air you breathe, installing a HEPA filter on your heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit gives you year-round protection and relief – so you can enjoy the arrival of spring with fewer symptoms. Give your lungs a break by giving them cleaner air to breathe and you can look forward to spring again.