What's The Best Allergy Air Purifier... For You?
I have to confess: As a former Health Practitioner I don't belief there is a #1 air purifier in the world, simply because each persons needs are different. So before you spend too much money, on the wrong air purifier, let's go over the information you'll need to make the right choice. To get the best allergy air purifier for you requires the following:
1 - What are you allergic to? Cats? Pollen? Mold? Chemicals? Each of the 10 technologies does something different for allergies
2 - What's your room size? Air purifiers vary by square footage
3 - Will you sleep with it on? You'll want one with a slow or sleep level under 24 decibels.
If you don't know what each of the 10 technologies are, and what each will do (and not do) for allergies watch the video below first. Once you know which technologies you want the comparison charts and video reviews (see left menu) can help you narrow your search.
Zeloite - Similar to carbon it absorbs gases and odors. You can sometimes bags of zeolite on Ebay which can be reused by putting the bags out in the sun.
Tio2 - A brother to UV Tio2 enhances UV light up to 1000 times making an air purifier much more effective for killing viruses.
Water - Air purifiers that use water as the filter can remove some dust, pollen and dirt, but putting water back into the air can actually make the air more likely to carry pollen and dust.
Ozone - Ozone kills odors and mold very effectively, but can irritate lungs and nose membranes. ozone does not help with dust or pollen.
Electrostatic - Also called ionic or truman cells. Good for smoke and odor allergies but not very good for dust or pollen (see HEPA).
Negative Ion - Good fro reducing mold, odor and some pollution in the air but does not help with dust or pollen. Also good for breathing problems.
Blessings and better breathing,