A good air purifier can do wonders and improve the indoor air quality in your home. In addition, it removes the pollen, dust, fur, odors, fibers and hair that float in the air and then lodge in your nasal passages, causing inflammation and allergic reactions. At our house, we turn ours on at different times. Sometimes, like in Spring, when the pollen count is very high, we keep it turned on medium constantly.
Currently, there is a lot of construction going on next door. We live in a Philadelphia-style old row house near the Betsy Ross House. They are completely gutting the house next door and we share a wall. Dust and drywall odor are making their way to our house. The odor can be nauseating at times so we keep our air purifier turned on high and now, I cannot smell a thing and have no headache triggers.
There are many different types of air purifiers on the market. You want one that fits your budget and covers your home’s square foot area , at least for that floor. It may or may not have filters.
I bought mine right after 9-11 as I lived in downtown Manhattan at the time and there were many uncertainties about the air quality. I have a Blueair503 purifier. It has it’s pros and cons. Pro – it purifies fast and amazingly. Con- my model uses filters which I have to replace every year. I read of a trick where you can vacuum the filters so they last longer and that helps with the cost. The HEPA filter on this machine is amazing. It truly has improved the quality of my life.
The price outlay can be a bit steep. But a good quality filter will last you years. Mine has been a power workhorse and this year, the anniversary of 9-11, I will have had it 10 years with no complaints.