Battling Mould? How to Fight Back with an Air Purifier! - Snap Air

Battling Mould? How to Fight Back with an Air Purifier!

Do air purifiers work for mould allergies? Absolutely, air purifiers with HEPA filters can be a game-changer for those with mould allergies. They're great at capturing airborne spores that can trigger allergic reactions. However, it's important to understand that while air purifiers can help manage the allergens in the air, they don't eliminate the source of mould growth. For that, you need to tackle the dampness and humidity that mould thrives on – and a dehumidifier can be instrumental in this battle.

Key Points Summary

  • Air purifiers can help with airborne mould spores, reducing allergens in the environment.
  • They cannot remove existing mould growth, which requires physical cleaning and humidity control.
  • Dehumidifiers are essential in preventing mould by maintaining low humidity.
  • Combined air purifier and dehumidifier units exist but may not be as effective as separate appliances.
  • HEPA filters in air purifiers are effective against mould spores, benefiting those with allergies and asthma.
  • Our range features powerful, affordable air purifiers with HEPA filters, perfect for New Zealand homes.

Understanding Mould Allergies and Air Purifiers

    The Battle Against Airborne Spores

    Air purifiers are designed to filter out the tiny, airborne adversaries that mould spores can be for many of us. A HEPA filter is particularly effective, capturing particles smaller than 0.01 microns. Much smaller than the typical 3 to 40 micron sizes of mould!

    When Air Purifiers Meet Mould

    While air purifiers are your ally in cleaning the air, they can't fight mould growth on surfaces. Regular cleaning and controlling room humidity are essential steps in preventing mould from taking hold in your home.

    Combating Humidity with Dehumidifiers

      Dehumidifiers play a pivotal role in mould prevention by maintaining an environment that's inhospitable for mould growth. Keeping indoor humidity below 50% can significantly reduce the risk of mould and keep you comfortable.

      All-in-One: Solution or Compromise?

      The market offers devices that combine an air purifier and a dehumidifier. While they save space, they often lack the power needed for larger areas, making them suitable only for very small rooms. When it comes to the Air Purifiers on these units, they fall well short of being effective for anything beyond a medium sized bedroom.

      Because of this, we recommend purchasing standalone units of each.

      Health Impacts of Mould

      Mould is not just an aesthetic issue or a homeowner's nuisance; it's a health hazard, particularly for those with allergies or respiratory conditions. Understanding the full scope of its impact can help prioritise why air quality management is essential.

      The Allergic Reactions to Mould

        Exposure to mould can trigger a variety of symptoms in sensitive individuals. These may include sneezing, runny or blocked nose, red eyes, and skin rash. For those with mould allergies, these symptoms can be more severe, leading to persistent allergic reactions that can significantly affect quality of life.

        Mould's Effect on Asthma and Other Respiratory Issues

          For asthmatics, mould can be particularly harmful. It has the potential to increase the frequency and severity of asthma attacks. Even those without pre-existing conditions may experience respiratory issues in mould-infested environments, such as coughing, wheezing, or shortness of breath. Chronic exposure can even lead to the development of respiratory illnesses in otherwise healthy individuals.

          Our Powerful, Affordable Solutions

          Meet Our HEPA Heroes

          Our air purifiers are equipped with HEPA filters and are designed to be powerful enough for New Zealand's varied home sizes, yet affordable to fit within your budget. With our units, you can ensure that the air in your home stays clean and clear of mould allergens.

          Wrapping Up

          Air purifiers are a formidable defence against mould allergies, but remember, they're part of a larger strategy that includes moisture control and regular cleaning. With the right combination of air purification and humidity management, you can create a home environment that is safe, healthy, and mould-allergy friendly.

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