If you’re suffering from airborne allergies, there’s often not much you can do to control the quality of air outside. But when it comes to the air in your personal living space, you’ve got some options.
There are a variety of different air purifiers on the market that can be purchased to help rid your indoor air of pollen, animal dander, smoke or whatever pollutants are irritating your precious lungs.
Air Filter Type
The first thing you’ll want to consider when choosing an air filter is actually the type of filter itself. It’s generally understood that HEPA air filters are the best. Why? Let’s take a look at what HEPA filters are.
What are HEPA Filters? HEPA stands for “high-efficiency particulate air.” Official HEPA filters must adhere to certain standards. The standard is that HEPA air filters are certified to remove at least 99.97% of particles (from large particles of around 0.3 microns) from the air. The end result is breathing in the air you want, and not the stuff you don’t.
HEPA is the standard to beat and as such, we’re going to recommend going with an air filter that meets true HEPA standards
There are a variety of features in modern air filters. It’s up to you to decide which features are helpful and worth the added cost. Here are some features to consider.
- Auto on/off
- Bluetooth connectivity
- Air quality meters
- Remote controls
- Filter change indicators
Cost can vary considerably when considering an air filter. We’ve seen air filters range from $60 to over $500.
Here’s what we landed on for quality air filters to consider
LEVOIT Air Purifier
- The Levoit LVH 132 claims 3 levels of filtration: a Pre-Filter, True HEPA Filter, and an Activated Carbon Filter.
- Smart Controls
- Auto and Sleep Modes
Germ Guardian AC4825
- HEPA and charcoal filters
- UV-C light helps kill airborne viruses
Honeywell HPA300 True HEPA Allergen
- HEPA filter
- capable of cleaning over 465 square feet
Consider an indoor air filter in your fight against air pollution and allergies and living your best life. Have you tried an air filter? What works best for you? We’d love to hear feedback in the comments section.