Hay fever are allergic complaints due to an allergic reaction after exposure to grass or tree pollen. Complaints vary from a runny or stuffy nose to sneezing, itchy and teary eyes, tickling cough, shortness of breath and fatigue. Mild hay fever complaints are annoying, but what if you need to take medicines daily to reduce or prevent these complaints. Luckily, air purification is a very effective solution to reduce hay fever complaints.
Hay fever reactions are triggered by airborne pollen. The more pollen there are, the more severe the complaints. These particles are not only present in outdoor air, but are also in indoor air. Pollen enter your house through opening windows, doors and ventilation rosters. By limiting the exposure indoors, at the office and/or in the home, you can reduce hay fever complaints. Especially since people spend 90% of their time indoors.
Indoor pollen can be removed from the air by implementing the right air purification. When selecting an air purifier, it is important to focus on certain aspects:
- Complete room purification
When purchasing a stand-alone air purifier, it should be able to purify the complete room instead of just the area around the air purifier. The amount of air that the purifier can clean is called the capacity and is measured in m³/hour. This should be at least 2-4 times the volume of the room (L x W x H). When this is below twice the volume of the room, the effect of the air purification is not significant.
- Capture pollen and particles
Many ionisation air purifiers do not use filters. This means particles that go through the air purifier will receive a charge, making them “sticky” and can easily attach to any earthed surface. This is not desirable, since the particles will attach to all surrounding surfaces. Since the human lung is the largest earthed surface in a room, one should avoid filter free ionisation air purifiers.
- Effective air purification
Purchase an air purifier that has a high filter efficiency. Pollen and other particles should effectively be captured and removed from the air.
- Sound and energy costs
Sound levels influence the comfort of a room. Pay attention to the sound levels when purchasing an air purifier. Next to sound, also pay attention to energy costs, these can vary a lot between air purifiers.
- No by-products
Ionisation air purifiers often produce a lot of ozone and ions. This is not desirable and should be prevented.
The ASPRA air purifiers are designed with all the items listed above in mind. They are, with a purification efficiency of 99%, very effective in removing pollution from the air. They purify a complete room and when implemented in a ventilation duct, the inlet air. All pollution particles are captured in the collectors (particle filters) in the air purifier, produce a low sound and come with low energy costs. Additionally, they produce no harmful by-products.