allergies
February 24, 2016

Can an Air Purifier Help a Child With Allergies?

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If you have a child with allergies or asthma, you know their sensitivities to different elements in their environment. When the biggest triggers are in your Buckingham, Virginia, home, relief may seem like an impossible goal. An air purifier can help ease your child’s allergy symptoms when other steps such as vacuuming, and removing carpeting eliminate allergens haven’t helped much.

Air Purifiers Can Promote Easier Breathing

Air purifiers are types of electronic room devices that filter dust, pollen, pet dander, and other fine particles out of the air. If any of these irritants are a problem in your home, a good air purifier might help your child breathe easier.

Air purifiers are especially effective at removing smoke from rooms. Since secondhand smoke can worsen asthma symptoms, an air purifier might be a good investment for a household exposed to secondhand smoke.

Eliminate Potential Allergen Sources

If your child has allergies to dust mites or pet dander, air purifiers can help you. However, you should take steps to eliminate the source of these allergens in the home first.

Dust mites are notoriously persistent. To combat them, you’ll need to remove thick carpets, vacuum thoroughly, and clean bed linens and curtains in hot water. Even the most powerful air purifier won’t help unless you aggressively tackle areas where dust mites propagate. Afterward, an air purifier can be a solid ally.

Clean the house thoroughly and launder bed linen regularly. Keep pets out of beds or areas frequented by your child.

Air Purification Options

You can choose from many different types and models of air purifiers. Many are standalone devices, but others, such as Carrier’s award-winning Infinity Air Purifier GAPA, are manufactured to work in line with your HVAC system, increasing efficiency and convenience.

If you think an air purifier can help you to improve your home’s indoor air quality, call W.E. Brown, Inc. at (434) 295-1177. Our indoor air quality specialists can work with you to choose the right system for your needs. We will help you to make the best choices for your home and family.

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