Published: June 12, 2017

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Allergy season is still in full swing here in north Georgia, and for those suffering the worst, it seems like it may never end! Having an air purifier in your home can greatly reduce any allergy suffering that may afflict you and your family. Buying an air purifier can be overwhelming with so many choices on the market. Let’s take an in-depth look at air purifiers so that you can get a better idea about which one will work best for you and your family.

A term that you hear thrown around a lot in regards to air purifiers is “HEPA filter”. What exactly is a HEPA filter? HEPA stands for high-efficiency particulate arrestance, and HEPA filters remove 99.9% of particles in the air. This is a standard enforced by the Department of Energy and makes HEPA filters great for removing allergens and other airborne particles that can be compromising your health.

Let’s examine the main types of air purifiers on the market today.

1. True HEPA/UV-C Air Purifier- The True HEPA/UV-C air purifiers are the best you can buy. Although they are the most expensive, if you’re extra sensitive to allergens or live in a high allergen area, its worth the money. These purifiers combine replaceable HEPA filters with an ultraviolet germicidal light and can trap nearly 100% of all allergens and airborne particles. This includes pollen, smoke, dust, dust mites, lint, odors, mold, pet dander, and germs.

2. True HEPA Air Purifier- This air purifier uses replaceable HEPA filters to remove allergens and airborne particles in your home. If you or someone in your home suffer from severe allergies, this is the minimum level of air purifier you should search for. These air purifiers can capture pollen, dust mites, and mold that are the main irritants for allergy sufferers. The HEPA filter in your air purifier will occasionally need to be replaced, generally every 3 months.

3. HEPA- Type Air Purifier- This air purifier is similar to the True HEPA Air Purifier, but is less effective. If you don’t suffer from severe seasonal allergies, this might be a more sensible, more affordable option for you. This air purifier utilizes replaceable filters that trap airborne particles including dust, smoke, and pet dander. However, they do not catch smaller particles including pollen and dust mites.

4. Permanent HEPA-Type Air Purifier- This air purifier is identical to the HEPA-Type Air Purifier mentioned above, but it does not utilize replaceable filters. This air purifier has a reusable filter in it that must be cleaned in order for it to be effective.

Contact Custom Klimates for to request a service call or to learn more about our indoor climate solutions or Cor’ Home Automation. We offer the recommendations, services, and products you need to better protect your comfort, budget, and the air quality in your home. With over forty years of proven experience across Canton, Woodstock, Cartersville & Alpharetta, GA, the HVAC technicians at Custom Klimates are your trusted source for quality heating and Air Conditioning solutions.