Air Purifiers For Hay Fever Sufferers
Hay Fever is one of the most common allergies down under affecting 1 in 5 Australians. If you are unlucky enough to find yourself in this portion of the population, you may be wondering if air purifiers help reduce hay fever. The good news is yes they do! Air purifiers are excellent for reducing the amount of allergy causing particles in your home. Read on to find out more about how air purifiers reduce pollen and other airborne allergens from your home and specific features to look for in your air purifier to ensure it’s as effective as possible at easing your hay fever symptoms this spring season.
How Air Purifiers Help With Hay Fever
Hay fever, scientifically known as Allergic Rhinitis, is your bodies immune system response to allergen particles in the air – often resulting in a runny nose, itchy eyes and sneezing. For most people these allergens include pollen and grass in the Spring, however dust and pet dander can also be a trigger for hay fever.
Air purifiers help to reduce hay fever symptoms by removing these allergen particles from the air in your home. The allergen containing air is sucked into the air purifier unit before being channelled through a filtration system which is designed to capture the microscopic allergen particles resulting in only clean, allergen free air being recirculated back into your home.
For the best protection against airborne allergens, it’s essential to choose an air purifier with a HEPA grade filter which is clinically proven to remove 99.7% of airborne particles larger than 0.3 microns. For context, typical pollen particles range between 10 to 1000 microns, meaning a HEPA air purifier will remove all types of airborne pollens.
Limitations of Air Purifiers For Hay Fever
It’s important to note that whilst HEPA air purifiers are fantastic for removing allergens from the air, they don’t remove allergy aggravating particles from surfaces like furniture, curtains and floors.
The effectiveness of an air purifier for removing allergens also depends on factors such as the size of the room, air quality (amount of pollen entering the room) and the cleanliness of the filter.
We recommend checking with the manufacturers floor area specifications to ensure the air purifier you’re considering will be powerful enough to remove a sufficient amount of allergens from your intended room to provide relief from your hay fever. Additionally, always follow the manufacturers recommendations for replacing your HEPA filter and pre filter to maintain the highest levels of protection.
Where To Position An Air Purifier In Your Home
In order to maximise your air purifier’s effectiveness in eliminating airborne pollen which cause Hay Fever you should position is close to a door or window so it captures the particles as they enter the room.
Our Picks For The Best Air Purifiers For Removing Airborne Pollen
Here’s our recommendations for the best air purifiers for removing airborne pollen that are available in Australia or view our full air purifier range.