If you suffer from allergy and/or sinus issues, especially in South Florida, air purifiers can do wonders to help you breathe easily. The HEPA (high-efficiency particulate arresting) filters in air purifiers clean and purify air trapping 99.97% of pollutants and also remove SPM (suspended particulate matter) from the air. An air purifier isn’t a replacement for an allergist or a Fort Lauderdale sinus doctor, but when used in conjunction with regular breathing treatments, it can improve your quality of life.
Air purifiers aren’t just for hospitals, offices, daycares or other businesses. And they aren’t just for those who don’t keep their homes clean. The truth is, even the cleanest home can be filled with particles and dirt that could be detrimental to your health or even aggravate already existing health issues.
Did you get an air purifier as a gift and wonder if you should keep it? Or are you looking to spend some of your holiday money to purchase one? It’s a great choice for people with respiratory issues or anyone who wants to breathe cleaner air. Here are some air purifier benefits:
1. Removes pollutants that cause unwanted odors such as smoke, cooking smells that linger, and kitchen garbage
2. Eliminate unpleasant odors from animals such as a litter box
3. Kills mold which aggravates respiratory conditions.
4. Cleans the air of allergens such as dry skin cells, radon gas, fumes, volatile organic compounds, second-hand smoke, dust, pollen, pet dander and more.
5. Reduces carbon dioxide levels
6. Generates calm noise improving sleep quality
7. Increases air circulation
8. Traps carcinogens present in indoor air
However, all air purifiers are not created equal. A good air purifier containing a true HEPA filter actually removes allergens and impurities from the air and does not produce ozone. Conversely, ionic air cleaners cause particles to drop from the air onto surroundings such as furniture and rugs but do not actually remove them. Additionally, these types of air cleaners produce ozone as a bi-product. Ozone is a lung irritant known to cause coughing, shortness of breath, chest pain, irritate sinuses and exacerbate asthma and allergies. For more info on what might best for you, call Fort Lauderdale Sinus Doctor, Dr. Richard Callari at 954-760-7836
If you are looking to find the best HEPA air purifier for your home, ask your friends and family for recommendations and read reviews before purchasing. Consider the size of the room(s) you’ll need to use it in and other factors such as noise, cost, and ease of use. You should use air purifiers in the rooms you and your family spend the majority of your time.
At Broward Sinus & Allergy Center, our Fort Lauderdale Sinus Doctor office is built on helping our patients improve their quality of life. In many cases, we can drastically improve your breathing with allergy testing, breathing treatments and minimally invasive procedures. Call our office today at 954-760-7836 to schedule a consultation, and let us show you how we can help you breathe easy!