Air Purifier for Allergy Relief

Posted by Brondell Staff on Aug 5th 2015

The Many Air Purifier Benefits for Allergy Relief

For Allergy Sufferers

There are many benefits of using an air purifier for allergy relief for those who suffer through the agony of asthma and allergies. Millions of people know that pollen, smoke, off gassing, mold, bacteria, dust mites and pet dander can wreak havoc on your well being. By utilizing a true HEPA certified filtration system you can reduce up to 99.97% particulates and allergens above 0.3 microns. Brondells O2+ Air Purifiers work by using a Japanese Nidec motor to force air through 3 stages of filtration: a mesh pre-filter, activated granulated carbon and a true HEPA filter.

How Does Each Filter Help?

The mesh pre-filter helps by catching larger dust and pollen molecules to help extend the life of the remaining two filters. The activated granular carbon filters out odors and larger airborne particles. The HEPA filter, which stands for high-efficiency particulate air which traps dander, dust mites and smoke. This additional filter is what allows the O2+ to be most effective in reducing the known respiratory irritants such as Volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) such as Formaldehyde and Benzene, and gaseous pollutants. These can come from common household adhesives, paints, cleaning products and off-gassing from plastics and polyurethane materials. These materials are found in carpet and rugs as well as drapery, common items that some people don’t realize the hidden danger of the chemicals in their homes.

Choosing an Air Purifier for Your Home

After assessing your allergy needs the next consideration in choosing the best air purifier for your home is looking into room size. Many air purifiers are rated for optimum purification up to a specified square footage. For example the Brondell O2+ Air Purifier models  Source is AHAM Verifide for a suggested room size of 243 square feet. This is the suggested size for a enclosed room. It’s also important to look at the Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) numbers, this figure signifies the cubic feet per minute that the particles of a specified size (tobacco smoke, dust, pollen) are completely removed. The higher the CADR rating is for each of the given category, the better the air purifiers performance in that category. With the rating and category in mind, you should be well equipped to chose a purifier that most closely suits your needs.