Struggling with seasonal allergies? Do you feel like your lungs are swollen and sensitive? Breathing isn't coming easy? You should consider investing in a product that can clean the air in your home and help you breath easier. There are two different types of products that both work to remove contaminants: ionizers and air purifiers.
Ionizers work by releasing negatively charged ions into the air, which bond to the bacteria and other particles, then cause them to become negatively charged and eventually settle out of the air. Ionizers are a great option if you don't want to purchase and constantly replace air filters. The downside of ionizers is that they emit ozone, which can be irritating for those with asthma or other lung conditions.
Air purifiers use filters to trap pollutants such as pet dander, pollen, mold, and bacteria. After trapping these particles, the newly cleaned air flows out to the rest of the room. Many brands use HEPA filters, which are made of plastic or polyurethane frames. To dive more into air purifiers and how they work, check out our Air Purifiers 101 blog.
Purchasing A Ionizer or Air Purifier
Make sure to do your research when purchasing one of these two products. Determine your needs and what problems you are trying to solve. Then look at what type of area you are trying to clean. Figure out your budget and take your time. Your health is important and you should take time to find products that could improve your overall well-being. We've got more tips to follow when shopping for your air purifier or ionizer here.
In case you need a place to start when researching what you should buy, we want to present our filterless electric air purifier. Instead of costly HEPA filters, the AirSoap uses a reusable graphene plate to catch all the particles that are making you sneeze and cough. Not only does the graphene filter collect allergens as small as 14nm, but it also uses Electric Wind Technology to kill bacteria and polarize airborne particles. Though a little pricey ($400), over time the AirSoap will save you tons of money by eliminating the need for replacement filters. Its tested and proven to kill 99.99% of airborne viruses and reduces smoke, pet dander, and other allergens.
Let us know what you chose and why in the comments below!