With billions of pollen particles floating in the air, allergic reactions can easily be caused, leading to sneezing, wheezing, coughing and other allergy symptoms running rampant. Millions of Australians each year suffer because of hay fever, but fortunately, Ionmax air purifiers are able to filter out these tiny particles to provide you with improved air quality, free from pollen particles.
In this blog post, we’ll be exploring how HEPA filters in air purifiers help remove pollen from ambient air, four of the best air purifiers from Ionmax, factors to consider when looking for an air purifier for hay fever symptoms, and other measures you should employ for easier breathing.
HEPA filters for hay fever
Ionmax air purifiers work with the help of a HEPA filter to remove 99.97% of particles from the air that are as small as 0.3 microns in size. This includes pet dander, dust, dust mites, PM2.5, PM10, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and of course, pollen particles.
Air purifiers (also known as air cleaners or air filters) will also be equipped with a host of other filtration stages. Air cleaners from Ionmax are equipped with other filters or filtration systems for odour removal, germicide, and further dust removal through the use of an activated carbon filter, a built-in UV light and a negative ioniser.
This next section will cover some of the best air purifiers for hay fever symptom relief.
Ionmax’s best air purifiers for hay fever
Ionmax air treatment appliances are built from high-quality materials using innovative technology and aesthetically pleasing designs. Below are some of the best air purifiers to help remove pollen particles that cause hay fever.
The Ionmax ION430 air purifier removes 99.97% of airborne particles from the air using HEPA technology. Like other purifiers from Ionmax, this unit comes with UV technology as part of its 5-stage filtration system. The purifier also comes with the SmartSens air quality monitor that can adjust the unit’s power level based on the indoor air quality of the room in question. The ION430 is ideal for medium-sized rooms up to 88 square metres.
Below is a breakdown of the unit’s features:
- 88 square metre coverage area
- CADR of up to 340 m3/h
- 5-stage filtration system including HEPA H13 filter
- Dedicated child lock function
- SmartSens air quality monitor
The Ionmax Breeze is also equipped with an effective five-stage filtration system that weighs in at only 4.2 kg. With a CADR of 170 m3/h, the Ionmax Breeze covers up to 55 square metres and operates quietly while you rest well in the comfort of your home. This unit is perfect for bedrooms and small rooms. Specifications of the air purifier at a glance:
- 55 square metre coverage area
- CADR up to 170m3/h
- A 5-stage filtration system, including a 3-in-1 filter (pre-filter, HEPA H11, and activated carbon filter)
- Quiet operation
- Lightweight and sleek design
Ionmax Breeze Plus
This air purifier is an upgrade from its predecessor, the Breeze. The Ionmax Breeze Plus air purifier is stronger and more efficient with more innovative features while being more lightweight than its predecessor. At a mere 3.7 kg in weight, the Breeze Plus covers 66 square metres of space and boasts a CADR of up to 255 m3/h.
Like the Breeze, it also has a 3-in-1 filter, albeit with an upgraded H13 filter instead of a H11. The Breeze Plus can also be paired to your mobile device through the Ionmax app, free to download on both the App Store and Google Play
- 66 square metre coverage area
- CADR up to 255 m3/h
- A 5-stage filtration system, including a 3-in-1 filter (pre-filter, HEPA H13, and activated carbon filter)
- Sleek and lightweight design
- Remote monitoring and control through the Ionmax app
- SmartSens indoor air quality monitoring
Ionmax’s most powerful and innovative air purifier, the Ionmax+ AIRE series of air purifiers, is the ideal air purifier for larger spaces, including classrooms, clinics, event spaces and more. This air purifier boasts one of the highest CADR rates in the Australian market and comes with a unique two-way ventilation system that helps deliver cleaner air to a larger space.
The AIRE comes in two different specs: the original AIRE and the AIRE X, both of which employ two-way ventilation and a six-stage filtration system. Mobile pairing is also available on this powerful unit.
Both the AIRE and AIRE X air purifiers cover large spaces of up to 234 and 260 square metres with a CADR of up to 900 and 1000 m3/h.
Specs at a glance:
- 234 and 260 square metres of coverage area
- CADR up to 900 and 1000 m3/h (among the highest in the Australian market)
- Six-stage filtration system: Pre-filter, HEPA H13 filter, activated carbon filter, TiO2 filter, ioniser and germicidal UV light
- Wheels for ease of moving
- Two-way ventilation system
- SmartSens indoor air quality monitoring system
- Mobile app for remote monitoring and control
Additional features for effective air purifiers for hay fever symptoms
Effective air purifiers are also judged by a number of different features. One of the main and most important features of a good air purifier is its clean air delivery rate (CADR), which is a measure of an air cleaner’s effectiveness based on room space and the volume of clean air produced per minute or per hour.
CADR is usually measured in cubic metres per hour (m3/h). The higher the CADR, the better the air purifier.
Another important feature is the unit’s coverage area. The coverage area is directly related to the size of the room that is to be purified. In order to effectively clean the air in a room, its room size should be within the air purifier’s specified coverage area. Having an air purifier with a low coverage area in a large room will lead to inefficient air filtration, which could still see harmful airborne particles floating in the air, triggering allergic reactions.
Having additional modes on your air cleaner will also help to provide you with more options and convenience. Some air purifiers can produce sounds that may be distracting or disturbing to some. Because of this, Ionmax air purifiers come with a dedicated sleep mode to allow the unit to work effectively without the usual noise or lights that are usually visible during normal operations.
This mode is ideal for operating the air purifier while you sleep, allowing for improved indoor air quality as well as better quality of sleep.
Other ways to manage seasonal hay fever
Employing air purifiers is to be seen as a supplementary step to managing hay fever symptoms during springtime or when one experiences other seasonal allergies. Generally, managing seasonal allergies, including hay fever, should be accompanied by certain lifestyle changes.
Employing the lifestyle changes below will help individuals breathe better air all year round and live life to the fullest, free from allergies.
Shower after going outdoors
After spending time outdoors, take a shower and change your clothes to remove any pollen particles that may have attached themselves to your clothes or skin. Bringing them inside your house will increase the likeliness of exposure.
Furry pets generally shed pet dander and hair across your home. Although it is not pollen, they are still tiny particles that can aggravate any allergy symptoms you may be experiencing. If your pets tend to spend a lot of time outdoors, try to limit their time outdoors as they could be exposed to pollen, which could be brought back into your home.
Pay attention to pollen forecasts
Stay informed about pollen forecasts in your area, and if possible, avoid being outdoors during times of high pollen. If leaving your home is unavoidable, consider putting on a facemask when outdoors.
Regular cleaning by vacuuming carpets and upholstery and wiping down surfaces will trap and remove allergens, reducing the chance of exposure to them.
If your allergy symptoms become unbearable, consider getting over-the-counter or prescription medication to relieve the hay fever symptoms. It’s best to consult a healthcare professional to grasp a better understanding of your symptoms to enjoy life to the fullest.
Although air purifiers are effective tools to remove allergens, including pollen and other tiny particles, from the air, they should be used as a supplement to other lifestyle changes to help support a better quality of life when facing allergy symptoms.
What makes air purifiers effective against airborne pollutants is the use of a HEPA filter that traps tiny particles from the air and releases cleaner air into your living space.
Follow the tips mentioned above to better manage your indoor air quality for a happier experience no matter what season we’re in.
Browse through Ionmax’s wide range of HEPA air purifiers to help you choose the best unit to suit your individual needs!
Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is for general reference only. Please seek advice from professionals according to your needs.