Stop the Spring Sneeze with Winix
Spring’s arrival is on the horizon which means warmer days, more sunlight and nature’s blooming greenery. All of these highly anticipated seasonal changes are refreshing but they come with a downside: allergies! According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI), allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S., leaving more than 50 million Americans affected every year.
Seasonal allergies, also known as hay fever and allergic rhinitis, can leave us feeling miserable. Typically beginning in March, wind and rain helps in transporting pollen from both trees and plants into our airways. According to the Mayo Clinic, an efficient step in fighting allergens and their side effects from inside your home is with an air purifier.
Although you can’t eliminate allergens entirely, the use of an air purifier can significantly reduce unpleasant side effects. Specifically, an air purifier with a HEPA filter. HEPA filters are the highest performing filters on the market and are held to a specific standard to be considered HEPA grade. In fact, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), only HEPA filters will capture the most penetrating particle size. Winix True HEPA filters exceed industry HEPA requirements as they capture 99.99%* of airborne contaminants down to 0.003 microns in size. Now, even though a HEPA filter is a great place to start – let’s get a little more specific.
In your allergy fighting research, you’ll find that our air purifiers are combined with multiple forms of filtration. At Winix, we take filtration seriously… so you’ll be seeing up to 4 additional filters incorporated in our air purifiers. Regardless of the unit you choose, our air purifiers will boast a pre-filter, carbon filter, and an allergy fighting True HEPA filter. The pre-filter works as your first line of defense against breathing in large airborne particles and the carbon filter reduces VOCs and odors lingering in your air. With these powerful filters on your side, transitioning to a new season can be a lot less daunting.
The use of a Winix True HEPA air purifier not only helps to contain spring-specific allergens from the air, but several other allergy inducing airborne impurities, too! This includes dust, pet dander, and smoke. With a range of allergens now being trapped inside of your air purifier, you’re left to enjoy the season and leave sneezing, stuffy noses, and headaches behind.
*Based on independent laboratory tests conducted on inanimate particles as small as 0.003 microns.