How to Get Rid of Dust and Allergens in Your Home
Dust in the wind. And in our homes. And in the air we breathe. Can air purifiers help? Fortunately, the answer is yes.
What can you do?
Your typical HEPA filter air purifiers do a solid job at trapping pollutants like dust, but they don't actually get rid of them. And they often can cause more pollution in the area and can even grow mold.
That's why for any air purifier need, we strongly recommend the AirSoap. It uses Electric Wind™ technology that eliminates the need for HEPA filters. Instead of just trapping dust and other pollutants, it polarizes them. Then washable, reusable collection plates remove those particles. Bonus: It also neutralizes 99.99% of illness-causing viruses.*
What about allergies?
Dust can cause allergies for some, but one of the biggest allergens in your home is pet dander. Getting rid of the beloved family dog is not an option. That's why you need an air purifier. Many air purifiers, including the AirSoap, are proven to help reduce pet dander.
Want to learn more?
If you want to learn more about air purifiers and the science behind them, check out our blog post, "Air Purifiers 101." We also break down the best air purifiers and what to look for when buying in our blog post, "Which Air Purifier is Best?"
What other ways can you reduce allergens or dust?
If air purifiers aren't in your future, or you still want to know ways to reduce allergens or dust in your home, we have some ideas.
- Consider getting hypoallergenic pets. These pets typically don't shed or shed very little. Some even have hair instead of fur. Fur is the carrier of most allergens that come from pets.
- Remove carpet. Get hardwood or linoleum floors and use rugs that can be washed. Carpet often will hold onto dust and other pollutants. If you can't choose hardwood flooring, vacuum often.
- During pollen seasons, keep windows closed. Make sure to clean your windowsills often to remove dust, grime, and potential mold that could cause allergies and discomfort.
- Dust often or put things that could collect dust into plastic bins. If you hate dusting (most people do) try to store things like toys, knickknacks, or books in airtight containers.
One of the best ways to reduce allergens and dust in your home is to keep it clean. Avoiding cleaning allows pollutants to build up, and when you finally get around to cleaning, it's a massive and painful ordeal.
We still recommend getting an air purifier to reduce allergens and dust in your home, but following the above ideas will further help you avoid sneezes, sniffles, and runny noses.
Let us know what air purifier you choose, or what you do to reduce dust and allergens in your home, in the comments below.
*AirSoap has been laboratory tested and proven to kill more than 99.99% of even smaller viruses (Influenza A-H3N2). While AirSoap has been certified to capture particles down to 14 nm, we have not performed testing specifically on SARS-COV-2 (the pathogen responsible for COVID-19), as it is not yet available for testing.