How to choose the best air purifier for allergies.


With spring just around the corner it’s time to prepare for your springtime allergies. We recently covered some tips for preparing for spring allergies and suggested outfitting your home with an air purifier. But with so many options out there, how do you choose the best air purifier for allergies? Let’s take a look at some of the most effective air purifiers, and how they’ll help with your allergies.


HEPA Air Purifiers

Probably the most well known and widely used air purifiers, HEPA air purifiers use a filter to remove 99.97% of all particles larger than 0.3 microns from the air. The filters are easy to replace and are effective for most allergy sufferers, because they remove pollen, pet dander and dust. However, HEPA air purifiers don’t capture odors or fumes, so if your home is affected by those contaminants, you’ll want to look for an alternative below.

Ionic Air Purifiers

When searching for the best air purifiers for allergies, it’s hard to beat an ionic air purifier. These air purifiers remove dust, pollen and tobacco smoke from the air and even smaller atomic-sized particles that may pass through other filters. They also have been shown to remove up to 99.9% of bacteria from the air for truly clean air. Ionic air purifiers stand out as one of the best air purifies for allergies on the market.


Air Free Air Purifiers

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The Air Free Air Purifier is a whole new take on filterless air purification systems. They remove airborne allergens, mold spores, dust mites, viruses, bacteria and pet dander from spaces up to 650 square feet. Air Free air purifiers really excel in that they don’t emit noticeable heat into the room, making them perfect for warmer climates, and especially desirable in the prime allergy seasons of spring and summer. So, if heat is a concern, the Air Free Air Purifier delivers allergy prevention without warming up the room.


Sharper Image has the best air purifiers for your specific needs. Check out our Air Purifier Comparison Chart to learn more and make an informed decision, before your springtime allergies return!


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