How to Beat Seasonal Allergies with an Air Purifier
Ah winter is over! In most places, the snow has melted away, the warmer weather has arrived or is nearly here. It’s finally time to throw open your windows and enjoy all that spring has to offer. But if you’re one of the more than 50 million Americans who experience various types of allergies each year, you know that spring can also bring red and watery eyes, a runny nose, and itchy eyes (not to mention an itchy nose, ears, and mouth, too).
Allergy Seasons are Getting Worse
Climate researchers are linking longer and more severe allergy seasons to climate change. Rising global temperatures and more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are leading to longer growing seasons for plants, particularly allergy-inducing plants like ragweed. As seasons get warmer, flowers and trees enter production mode more quickly, working to grow and breed. This process releases pollen into the air.
In an NBC Philadelphia news story, Leonard Bielory, a physician at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and professor and allergy specialist at the Rutgers University Center of Environmental Prediction, said “We’re seeing increases in both the number of people with allergies and what they’re allergic to. Should warming continue, then more people will be exposed to seasonal allergens with subsequent effects on public health.”
While you can keep your windows shut to cut down on pollen inhalation, these measures can feel so… anti-spring-spirit. After all, you’ve just emerged from a long winter spent hunkered down. It would be a shame to not enjoy the spring weather to its fullest.
Luckily, Lasko offers a collection of air purifiers for homes that can help fight allergens.
Choose the Best Air Purifier Technology
If you’re looking for a way to clean the air of pollen and other pollutants in your living space, an air purifier makes an appealing option. Lasko offers a line of air purifiers, each one utilizing advanced HEPA (high efficiency particulate) filtration technology. HEPA filtration removes 99.97% of airborne irritants from the air in your living space.
Lasko’s air purifiers force air through a carbon filter to remove smoke and odors. Next, the air passes through the pleated HEPA filter to remove particles from the air down to 0.3 microns. These sleek air cleaners, like the HEPA Filter Premium Air Purifier Tower and the HEPA Filter Desktop Air Purifier remove pollen, molds, dust, pet hair, smoke and cooking odors, bacteria, and even virus-sized particles.
Consider the CADR Rating
When evaluating purifiers for your home, it’s also important to consider clean air delivery rate, or CADR. This is a performance measurement of the volume of air that an air purifier cleans of specific particle sizes (small, medium, and large particles). Basically, we can compute the CADR number by taking the purifier’s airflow cubic feet per minute (CFM), multiplied by the efficiency of the filter. The higher the CADR, the better and faster the air purifier’s performance rating at removing these particles.
With expertise in efficient air movement, Lasko engineered the LP series True HEPA air purifiers to have impressive CADR ratings. The LP450 purifier has the strongest CADR for larger-sized rooms, while still removing 99.97% of airborne irritants to 0.3 microns in size.
These sleek tower air purifier models, including the LP300 and LP450, fit any room in your home. While the small, portable desktop air purifier is perfectly-sized for a smaller home office, a dorm room, or even bathroom. No matter what your room size or air purification need, you’ll find plenty of ways to cleanse the air in your home with Lasko’s Air Purifiers.
Spring and summer are magical seasons and you’re right to want to spend them outside. However, if pollen levels should prove too much, you can always retreat indoors, confident that your Lasko air purifier has you covered.