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Do Air Purifiers Work for Allergies?


If you suffer from allergies, even while you’re indoors, you know how miserable they can be. From headaches to a runny nose and watery eyes, seasonal allergies can put even the happiest of people in foul moods.

If your allergy medication just isn’t cutting it, the indoor air quality specialists at Nelson Comfort might have the trick – the installation of a whole house air purifier.

In our most recent blog, the technicians at Nelson Comfort explain what whole house air purifiers are, and how well they work at reducing spring allergies, year-round allergies, and allergic reactions.

What Is a Whole House Air Purifier?

Many of you have probably used a portable air purifier in your home or office before. They are small units that provide air filtration for single rooms or small areas. They’re a good solution for allergy relief if you spend hours per day in the same room or office. But when you move to another area of your home, you’re not protected against indoor allergens.

If you want a more powerful air filtration option, consider the installation of a whole home air purification system from Nelson Comfort. Just like their name suggests, whole house air purifiers attach directly to your HVAC system and ductwork to provide coverage for your entire home!

Nelson Comfort installs both ultraviolet air purifiers and media air purifiers. UV light air purifiers use UV energy to kill contaminants and prevent regrowth inside the home, similar to how the sun controls outdoor pollutants. Media air purifiers, meanwhile, use HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filters to trap and eliminate contaminants and particles that can exacerbate allergy symptoms. A true HEPA filter is very effective at killing and preventing contaminants.

So, Do Air Purifiers Work for Allergies?

Unfortunately, most homes contain allergens such as dust mites, mold spores, and pet dander. Pollen and other outdoor allergens, meanwhile, can be tracked inside, which worsen symptoms for allergy sufferers. Because most homes don’t receive enough ventilation and continuous fresh air, these airborne allergens can continue to build indoors.

Fortunately, UV and media air purifiers do a great job at neutralizing allergens, other indoor pollutants, and your exposure to bacteria, viruses and germs inside your home or office environment. Air purifiers can remove as much as 95% of airborne particles for improved health and better quality of life.

Ultraviolet air purifiers are also excellent for eliminating odors caused by volatile organic compounds (VOCs) found indoors, which can also worsen allergy symptoms. These systems eliminate cooking odors, pet smells, and chemical vapors.

Contact Nelson Comfort for Air Purification Services

The indoor air quality specialists at Nelson Comfort have a number of whole house air purifiers that can neutralize and eliminate particles and contaminants that cause allergy symptoms to worsen.

Air purifiers are a great way to help give allergy sufferers some much-needed relief. However, not all air purifiers are the same, and each air purifier provides different benefits, so it’s important to find the best air purifier for your home’s needs. Contact Nelson Comfort today to learn more about our line of whole home air purifiers and other indoor air quality products for improved health and comfort.

About The Author


Dan Detmer

Dan Detmer is the owner of Nelson Comfort. Dan was born into the heating and cooling industry, coming from a family of well respected HVAC contractors in Dayton, Ohio. After working in the family business, Dan decided to work for a local HVAC wholesale business helping local contractors grow their business. When he felt his heart moving him back into the residential and light commercial business, Dan joined the Mortimer Heating & Cooling team in Cincinnati, where he had called home and become part of the community for several years. After a short period of time Dan purchased the company and created what is today, Nelson Comfort. Today he operates a company based on integrity, honesty, and stellar customer service. If you have any questions feel free to tweet (at sign) NelsonComfort and we will get right back with you!

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