Many of us have allergies without even knowing it so we suffer with constant nasal drip, scratchy throat or other issues related to our seasonal allergies. Those who know turn to pills or sprays to lessen the affects our allergies have on our bodies. Although it would be nice for those who have severe allergies to travel in a bubble filtering the air when we are outdoors its just not how life was intended. We do have an option, however, when it comes to the air we breathe inside our homes, offices and workplaces.
Air purifiers come in all shapes, sizes, and price ranges, but how do you know what you are getting? Why is one HEPA air purifier $199 while another touting the same 99.97% efficiency $1,000? What is the difference in MERV ratings and why does it matter? Is there a difference in HEPA material and the way air purifiers are made that impacts the overall quality? How does all this relate to cleaner air?