Do you wheeze, sneeze and sniffle your way through the year? If you’re plagued by asthma and/or allergies, it may be time to consider adding an air purification system. Both the American Lung Association and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommend air purifiers for people with asthma and allergies.
Before buying an air purification system, the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America recommends that you ask the following questions:
- What substances will the purifier remove from the air in my home, and what substances will it not remove?
- In relation to the HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter standard, what is the efficiency rating of the purifier?
- Will it clean the air in my room every 4 to 6 minutes?
- What is its CADR (clean air delivery rate)? There are different CADRs for dust, pollen, smoke and tobacco. The higher the number, the quicker the unit filters air.
- Is it difficult to change the filter? How often should it be changed? How much does a filter cost, and are they readily available? (Ask for a filter-changing demonstration.)
- How much noise does the air purification unit make? Will it disturb me while I’m sleeping?
Note: An air purifier is not a solution in itself. Along with it, you will need to control ventilation and allergy-causing pollutants in your home.
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