Springtime in Baton Rouge, LA, is a beautiful season. As the trees blossom, the flowers bloom and the grass starts to grow, the world comes alive again. However, spring also means a surge of allergens. With a new air purifier, you can beat spring allergies and breathe easier.

Choose a HEPA Filter

Choose an air purifier with a high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter. These filters trap tiny particles, such as cat saliva and pet dander. They also trap pollen that get brought into your home on your clothes and hair. You’ll find HEPA filters in portable air purifiers because they cause a drastic reduction of airflow if used in an air handler’s filter housing.

Consider an Ionizing Air Purifier

Some air purifiers use ionizing technology. This involves creating positively and negatively charged ions. The ions stick to molecules or use their energy to break apart molecules. This essentially inactivates allergens. An inactivated allergen that breaks down into its component atoms won’t trigger your immune system to respond with the usual frustrating symptoms of allergies. When the ions stick to molecules, the molecules are big enough to be trapped by most heating and cooling system air filters.

Look for a UV Air Purifier

Another option for a new air purifier in your home is one that uses UV technology. A UV lamp releases UV-C energy. This wavelength breaks apart bacteria, viruses, pollen, dander and other molecules. By deactivating germs and allergens, UV air purifiers keep your home’s air cleaner and healthier.

The warmer days, longer daylight hours and increased rain of springtime cause an increase in airborne allergens. If you’re allergic to pollen and other outdoor allergens, an air purifier for your home will help you breathe easier. For more information about how a new air purifier can help you beat spring allergies in Baton Rouge, get in touch with us at Central Heating & Air.

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