The Best Air Purifiers and Humidifiers for Allergies
With the recent arrival of spring, you might be a bit apprehensive about the inevitable incoming attack on your allergies. Even if you’re someone who spends most of their time indoors, allergens might still rear their heads, causing sneezing, coughing and plain discomfort.
Never fear. There are solutions out there to your allergy woes.
Air purifiers are great assistants in filtering off the majority of air particles that aggravate allergies as well as small pollutants that have nestled after a long year of quarantining in your furniture, walls or flooring.
Humidifiers are another great partner to have in relieving nasal congestion, irritation, and inflammation as a result of allergies by helping you breathe air of higher humidity.
Both of these appliances come with state of the art filters that capture 99.98% of harmful particles such as dust, pollen, pet dander, mould spores and trap bacteria & viruses down to 0.1 micron in size.
Whilst these filters are unable to entirely eradicate contaminants, the finest air purifiers and humidifiers will contribute to the overall air quality that should be in your house.
Whether you want to eradicate harmful allergens, keep your areas germ-free, or even filter strong odours in your house, here is the only guide you need.
Can Air Purifiers and Humidifiers Reduce Allergy Symptoms?
These machines can help do away with your symptoms by emptying your environment of asthma triggers and allergens such as dust mites, pollen and mould spores. Besides the size of the room being filtered and humidified, there are a number of factors that you’ll want to consider when choosing the best equipment for allergies.
Below are the most important ones to think about.
Humidifiers and purifiers come in many sizes to suit your area, no matter where you are. When choosing which ones you want, consider the size and power of the units as you may choose depending on where you spend the most time in your house or if there are a number of allergy sufferers under one roof, as this means either unit can be moved around freely within your space.
Make sure to determine which airborne chemicals are filtered out and if those chemicals are the ones that trigger your allergies. Allergens such as pollen, dust and pet dander, as well as smoke and unpleasant aromas from cooking, animals and chemical disinfectors, may be successfully dealt with with the right equipment.
Multifaceted filtration system is available with some machines, however a HEPA filter type is what you want to be using. This is because true HEPA filters may catch up to 99.97% of particles as small as 0.3 microns or less, including most allergens, usually composed of materials like cotton, fibreglass or foam. Carbon filters, on the other hand, aren’t as powerful in working against dust, dander and mould as they are typically useful in filtering big particles and smells.
The great thing about purifiers and humidifiers, is that if not for the extensive ways in which they relieve allergy symptoms, you’d hardly know they’re there. Their near-silent presence in your home is thus not only great for your watery eyes and runny nose, but also makes for a peaceful ambience.
We’ve got a couple of suggestions we think will be perfect for your space and make your life a whole lot easier this Spring season. Breathe a little deeper with our favourite picks below.
Meaco Deluxe 202
2021 got a whole lot better when this superstar joined our family! What makes this machine so special is that it functions as a 4-in-1 unit – operating as an ultrasonic humidifier, air purifier, aroma diffuser, and releases both warm and cool mist!
There are a number of additional features that are sure to push this device to the top of your purchase list:
- Combined HEPA and Charcoal filter with up to 6 months lifespan
- Ultraviolet (UV) lamp to clean the water before humidification
- Hard water filter to prevent limescale build up
- Suitable for rooms up to 65m²
- 17-hour run time
- 100% recyclable packaging!
Solenco CF8500 Air Purifier with H13 HEPA filter
You could not find an air purifier more perfect for you and your needs. This purifier includes:
- Pre-Filter which removes large airborne particles
- Multistage Air Cleaner to prevent allergies, relieve asthma & improves sleep
- UV-C light & PCO which is a powerful air purification technology used to destroy particles, viruses, and bacteria as small as 0,001 micron
- Medical Grade H13 HEPA Filter which captures 99.98% of harmful particles such as dust, pollen, pet dander, mould spores and traps bacteria & viruses down to 0.1 micron in size
- Activated Carbon filter which removes volatile organic compounds (VOCs), odours and other gaseous pollutants from the air
- Sleek sensor touch controls
- Filter with 6 to 12 month life span & change indicator
- Night Mode
- Two year parts and labour warranty