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Stay Healthy by Using Air Filters for Allergy Relief

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Air Filters That Bring Allergy Relief and Stop Stares

Turn on the television or open up any social media app, and within the first few seconds, most people will either see an ad discussing viruses, a news article discussing symptoms, or some other video or content discussing their impact. This current virus has grabbed hold of the entire world and turned it upside down.

If someone lets out a cough or a sneeze, it can lead to general panic and discomfort. However, it’s important that people understand it’s not the only reason that people may be coughing. For those who have seasonal allergies and feel like they’re getting stared at everywhere they go, here are a few air filters that could help bring some relief.

HEPA Filters Catch Over 99% of Particles

hepa filtersThere are tons of air filters out there, so it’s hard to know which one to choose. For people suffering from seasonal allergies, it can be the tiniest bit of dust or pollen that sets off a storm of coughing, sneezing, and watery eyes.

A HEPA (high-efficiency particle air) filter is incredibly fine. It can trap 99.97% of particles that are as small as 0.3 microns! That’s 94X smaller than the average red blood cell, which is about 5 microns in diameter.

Therefore, HEPA filters trap essentially every particle of dust, pollen, and other allergens that could be floating through the air. HEPA air filters have become very popular among homeowners, so there are many brands that manufacture them including:

  • Rabbit Air
  • Dyson
  • Honeywell
  • GermGuardian
  • Hamilton Beach

Absorb Excess Moisture With Charcoal Filters

charcoal filters

Charcoal has become a common detox product because it is highly effective at attaching itself to things and absorbing them. Charcoal face masks use charcoal to attach to the dirt and oils that lay below the skin's surface.

Charcoal is used in some shampoos to absorb the grease and other impurities that sit on the hair and scalp. And so it makes sense that charcoal would also come into play for absorbing certain things from the air to make it cleaner.

Charcoal air filters help to remove excess moisture from the air, which controls the home’s humidity. Humidity can lead to all sorts of home issues, like mould growth. But it also aggravates seasonal allergies for many people.

It can cause the nasal cavity to swell, which leads to increased congestion, pressure, runny noses, and sneezing. Charcoal filters help to absorb this humidity to minimize and control the effects of seasonal allergies. What a lifesaver!

Protect the Environment With HEPA Eco Mode

eco friendlyAs mentioned, HEPA filters capture nearly every allergen that enters the home, which prevents the outbreak of seasonal allergies. But there’s a lot of variety in HEPA filters themselves too in terms of what settings and functionalities they have.

For instance, the Eco Mode HEPA filter not only helps provide clean air to the home but also helps the environment. This setting is essentially an auto mode for the filter. It causes the filter to automatically optimize its fan speed based on the current indoor air quality.

If the air is pollution-free for 30 minutes, the fan will turn off. This level of automation helps to save energy, which helps the environment and saves money from lower energy bills, which helps homeowners put some extra cash in their pockets every month.

About Alberta Indoor Comfort

Alberta Indoor Comfort is Calgary’s one-stop-shop for plumbing, heating, cooling, air quality, accessibility, and home automation. They believe that a home should be a place that is fully functional and optimized for each homeowner’s specific needs. With timely service, upfront pricing, and personalized attention, their expert technicians are sure to satisfy customers every time.