Avoid wasting money on the wrong air purifier

About 35% of the population will be affected by one form of allergy or another at some stage in their lives. In children this figure is estimated to be as high as 50%. Many of the causes are airborne. Hay fever is one of the most commonly known allergies, affecting around a quarter of the population. According to the NHS 95% of hay fever sufferers in the UK are allergic to grass pollen, and about a quarter of sufferers are also allergic to tree pollen.  The Met Office official pollen count monitoring service runs from late March when tree pollen starts, through the grass pollen season in mid-May and finishing at the end of September when the weed pollen finishes.

Other common allergies come from dust mites, mould spores and pet dander which can trigger various responses from respiratory reactions like asthma and eczema skin reactions.  The severity of the reaction varies from person to person.

More and more people are discovering that an air purifier can provide an effective solution to this misery.  Although an air purifier cannot help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week it can provide you with a safe room, where you can escape to and enjoy an allergen free rest from your allergic reactions.  This is why suffers are often buying the air purifier for their bedroom or living room.

The problem is what to buy and how to avoid buying the wrong air purifier for your personal circumstances?

Just as we have done for dehumidifiers we have been putting together a series of articles and videos to help consumers better understand air purifiers and to try and make sure that everyone buys the right air purifier for their allergy resulting in improvements to their health and quality of life.

Below is a short video to help you understand how to size an air purifier and how to avoid wasting your money and buying the wrong thing.

As always if you have any questions then please do call the office on 01483 234900 or email us on sales@meaco.com, we would love to hear from you.


Author: Chris Michael

Chris Michael has been in the humidity business since 1989 and founded Meaco in 1991. Much of his knowledge comes from the numerous years spent working with museums and art galleries across Europe controlling and measuring relative humidity to protect the works of art. He is a regular guest speaker on relative humidity at the British Library and is always happy to pass on his knowledge in a practical way to his customers. Outside of Meaco Chris is married with four children and is very active in the local community, especially through youth sport. Further thoughts can be found on Google+ and Twitter