Best Air Filter for Allergies: In-Duct vs. Portable

Posted by Air+Health on Jul 01, 2021

Allergies are the worst. From itchy eyes to a runny nose to coughing and sneezing up a storm, allergies disrupt everyday activities and make it difficult to focus on anything else.

Your home should be a safe haven from pollutants and irritants, but even the cleanest home can harbor allergens in the ducts or ventilation system.

How can you keep your family safe from allergens? What’s the best air filter for allergies that also makes it easier for everyone to take a clean, fresh breath?

The pros at Air+Health deliver the lowdown on allergies and how to choose a good air filter for allergies at home, work or anywhere.

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What Causes Allergic Reactions at Home?

Sometimes our bodies are total divas. When we touch, eat or breathe something totally foreign, our immune system may send up an alarm that makes us cough, produce tears, itch or swell up. These dramatic reactions are meant to keep us safe from harmful substances by producing antibodies, which are like the Armed Services for our cells. That’s great if you’re fighting snake venom or the flu, but sometimes the response goes overboard. Things like pollen, dust mites, mold and pet dander trigger a stronger immune response in some people, which we call allergies. The trouble is that all those and more contaminants abound in your home, and an allergic reaction can happen in anyone at any time.

What’s the Best Air Filter for Allergies?

If you or a family member has been coughing, sneezing or sniffling at home, you’ve likely developed indoor allergies. It’s time to take control of your family’s air quality with an air purifier that includes the best filter for allergies and other respiratory problems. Whether the culprit is mold, seasonal pollen or the common cold, you need a solution that will stop those uninvited guests before they can circulate throughout your home. Air+Health air purifiers combine germicidal ultraviolet light with activated carbon filters for a one-two punch against airborne germs. The best filter for allergies is the one that traps more contaminants, is easy to install, operates efficiently and requires very little maintenance.

Why Isn’t My Air Conditioner a Good Filter for Allergies?

Air conditioners add a lot of comfort to our homes. Besides cooling down warm air, they offer some dehumidifying properties that can help us breathe a little easier. What air conditioners cannot do is neutralize health threats like viruses, bacteria and mold. In fact, air conditioners produce moisture when they run, which can encourage mold growth — and mold is a known asthma trigger and allergy irritant. Adding a whole-house fan can help cool your home by capitalizing on  thermal mass cooling for a more efficient air conditioning experience and lower energy usage, but an air purifier is the only way to really fight the good fight against allergies.

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Create Safe Spaces for Better Breathing

Air Health is committed to helping everyone breathe easier. Create the safest space for a deep, fresh breath at home, work or anywhere with our line of energy-efficient air purifiers. Choose whole-house in-duct air purifiers to put the power of germicidal UV light to work throughout your home with easy DIY installation and the convenience of automatic replacement delivery of filters and lamps. Reach for the SKYE Portable Air Purifier when you want to take fresher air on the go with smart controls that let you monitor air quality from your cell phone or other device.

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