It's possible that you suffer from allergies or asthma and find that it's difficult to control the pollen or other allergens you find in your home, thus leading to sneezing or even breathing problems. You may have done all you can to control pollen entering your house or have cleaned any speck of dust you see, but you still may suffer from allergies or shortness of breath.
If this is the case, you might want to invest in an air filtration system. While it shouldn't be the only thing you do to control allergens in your home, it can provide a way to help keep them to a minimum. An air filtration system may also be recommended to those who suffer from COPD or emphysema, as air filtration systems do help clean the air of not just allergens but other types of irritants as well.
There are different types of air filters on the market and they can help with various issues. Here are the ones to take a look at to help with your allergies or asthma problems.
Mechanical or HEPA Filters
The first filtration system you should take a look at relies on mechanical or high-efficiency particulate air, or HEPA, filters. These filters force air through a screen that helps to trap and block particles including allergens such as pollen, dust mites, and pet dander.
These filters can also trap other types of particles that can be irritating to your throat and cause breathing problems, such as tobacco smoke. A good quality HEPA filter can block almost all particles that enter your home, so make sure when you are speaking to your professional contractor to ensure that only the best quality is installed.
Electronic filters are your next best bet when it comes to blocking certain allergens. They use electrical charges in order to attract and then trap allergens and other irritants within the filtration system. The best type of these filters uses electrostatic precipitators and a fan within the system to help attract and block allergens from entering your home.
If you are looking for one of the most effective types of filtration systems, then check out the hybrid filter type. These types of air filtration systems use a combination of the mechanical or HEPA filters along with the electronic filters to help trap and prevent allergens and irritants from getting into your home.