Can Air Purifiers Help Minneapolis Allergies and COVID-19?

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Ah, spring! It’s finally here in Minneapolis after a long winter and a couple random snowfalls in March and earlier this month. While the weather is nicer and warmer, it is also allergy season. Between dust, pollen, pet dander, germs, and mold spores, there are plenty of things to sneeze about. Our stay-at-home orders don’t help the matter either. Your indoor air can be up to five times more polluted with allergens than the air outside, and with coronavirus going around, you’ll want your home to have as clean of air as possible. Here is now air purifiers help your home stay clean during the pandemic.

Removing particulates in the air

In a 2018 study, people with allergies were given air purifiers to place in their bedrooms. The rooms with air purifiers had significantly fewer air particles and allergens. While many air particles are caught by HVAC air filters, it won’t clear out most allergens. Air filters are designed to catch large objects in your HVAC system to keep your system from getting damaged. Air purifiers clean out the most used rooms in your house, like bedrooms, to keep you and your family healthy.

Highly rated air filters

Not all air purifiers work in the same way. That’s why it’s important to check the air filter you want to use to make sure you are using the right one for your home. We partner with Lennox iWave and PureAir to provide you with multiple air purification systems that work to remove pollutants, foul smells, bacteria, viruses, and allergens. Each system is tested and proved to remove 90% or more particles in the air. Learn more about the air purification systems we sell on our air filtration systems page.

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Note about COVID-19

While these air purifiers have been proven to clear out some viruses, the proper tests have not been done with COVID-19. Please still take precautions set by the CDC, your state government, and your federal government. Air purifiers may or may not help with symptoms in your home, so please stay safe as recommended.

If you have more questions, or if you want to sign up for a virtual HVAC diagnostic, contact us! We would love to talk with you about how your HVAC and other air systems can help your family stay healthy.