Allergy season is among us, and many people are already sneezing and dealing with runny noses and watery eyes. How can you clean the air around you? One possible solution to dealing with allergens in your house is buying an air purifier. However, a recent study from Consumer Reports shows that some air purifiers are less effective than others.
Most people struggle with pollen and dust, so upgrading to a static filter helps combat those allergens. Consumers have many options when it comes to purifying the air around them. These range from inexpensive portable air purifiers to whole-house systems that include an electrostatic filter and UV light right into your home’s air ducts.
Beware of Inexpensive Models
Before you decide to go the cheap route and only spend $30-$50 on a portable air purifier unit, you might want to reconsider all your options. When it comes to air purifiers, you tend to get what you pay for. A good air purifier will be on the more expensive side, while cheap models are pretty much just white noise machines. They make a noise that seems like they’re doing something, but they’re actually not filtering out any contaminants.
Top Rated Purifiers
According to Consumer Reports, the top-rated air purifiers are as follows:
- Allen BreatheSmart 750i Pure for $749
- Blueair Blue Pure 211 for $299
An alternative is to install a whole-home air purification system, which tends to be more expensive. These systems can cost from $500 to upwards of $1000.
When purchasing an air purification system, remember that it’s not a set it and forget it thing. You’ll need to do some regular maintenance for them, including changing the filter (typically every six months).
Purify Your Air with the Pros
At Sky Air and Heat, our technicians are trained to install whole-home air purification systems in no time. Contact us for more information or to get a quote to get a whole-home air purification system installed in your home.