Allergies Affecting Your Team? The Best Air Purifiers for AllergiesTim Self
Most of us tend to associate allergies with our furry friends at home or with common springtime culprits like ragweed or pollen. Allergies in the workplace aren’t the first thing to come to mind (unless your office is dog-friendly—we don’t judge!).
But workplace allergies are real, and they could be affecting your team more than you realize.
According to a current medical research and opinion study affiliated with the Physicians’ Comparability Allowance, poor air quality can cause office work performance to decrease between 6 and 9 percent.
Another current medical research and opinion study from the International Centre for Indoor Environment and Energy and the Technical University of Denmark found that polluted indoor air can exacerbate allergies and asthma, and impede productivity.
Thankfully, the technology to solve indoor allergies in commercial spaces already exists—certified HEPA filtration.
Below, we’ll look at the options for best air purifiers for allergies at the commerical and industrial levels. But first, what exactly is the connection between indoor air quality and allergies?
Why Indoor Air Quality Matters for Allergies
People with allergies react to a variety of pollutants and other tiny particles like dust, pollen, other plant residue, pet dander, mold, and even industrial chemicals. These reactions can range from persistent nuisances (like a constantly runny nose or watery eyes) to severe allergic responses and respiratory problems.
Indoor air quality is a measure of the level of particulate matter in the air (regardless of source, and thus including all common airborne allergens). By improving indoor air quality, you can alleviate allergy symptoms for the allergy sufferers on your team— and improve air quality for everyone else at the same time.
1. AirBox Air Purifiers: The Best Air Purifiers for Allergies
AirBox produces the best air purifiers for allergies in the workplace, hands down. Everything we make is commercial grade or better, because workplaces demand a superior solution than something you pick up at the local discount hardware store. Now we may be a little biased placing ourselves at the top of this list— but we’ve got the evidence to back up this claim (more on this at the end of the list).
Every AirBox air purifier, including our Peak, Mesa, Apex, and Summit Series, uses a multi-filter approach that includes a commercial-grade Certified HEPA filter as the star of the show.
These filters are greater than 99.99% effective in removing particulates down to the size of 0.1 microns—capturing even the tiniest of allergens and removing them from the air circulating through your facility. That’s even greater effectiveness than the standard for HEPA certification!
Add to that some of the finest American-made craftsmanship and design in the industry, and the result is clear: AirBox offers the best commercial air purifiers—including those for allergies.
How to purchase: AirBox doesn’t just sell air purifiers; we provide comprehensive safe air solutions that start with a custom-engineered Safe Air Plan. Our team will map out exactly which AirBox air purifiers you need to blanket your business or facility with safe, clean air. Ready for cleaner, safer air that helps allergy sufferers breathe easier? Start your Safe Air Plan today.
2. Levoit Core 400S Smart Air Purifier
If you need coverage throughout a larger room (up to 1,000 square feet) and omnidirectional air purification is important to you, the Levoit Core 400S Smart Air Purifier is worth a look. It offers 360-degree air purification, which is a bit less practical than it sounds: sure, coverage in every direction is ideal, but there just aren’t many real-world scenarios where placing an air purifier dead-center in a room makes sense.
On the plus side, you’re getting an H13 True HEPA filter in a surprisingly portable (and whisper-quiet) design. Common allergens don’t stand a chance—as long as they’re within range.
3. IQAir HealthPro Plus Air Purifier
The IQAir HealthPro Plus is another small to mid-sized unit that is highly rated for homes and offices and has been deployed in certain medical settings. It is appropriate for rooms up to 1,125 square feet, giving it a little more range than the Levoit model.
It features a three-stage filtration system starting with a pre-filter for dust, dander, and mold—the common allergy triggers. Next is a cell filter for capturing gasses and odors, and last is the HyperHEPA filter that takes care of the smallest particles.
Its 320-degree performance means the HealthPro Plus can be positioned near a wall and distribute purified air throughout the room.
4. Enviroklenz UV-C
Last up is another healthcare-focused model, the Enviroklenz UV-C. This semi-portable unit has four caster wheels so users can move it from room to room as needed. This model uses an earth mineral pre-filter, a medical-grade HEPA filter, and a UV-C light covering that should kill anything living that makes it through.
At just 250 CFU covering 1,000 square feet, the Enviroklenz works for smaller spaces but doesn’t offer the widespread protection that most industrial spaces require.
Why Is AirBox Number One?
How can we be so confident that AirBox is the best commercial air purifier for allergies (and for just about any other application)?
Because AirBox is made differently. We’ve integrated cleanroom technology into our line of commercial air purifiers, and we build them from high-strength aircraft-grade aluminum and stainless steel.
Our air purifiers also process air at a higher volume (measured in cubic feet per minute, or CFM) than much of what’s on the market—allowing you to cover far larger spaces than most of the competition.
The truth is, there aren’t very many widely available commercial-grade air purifiers that focus on allergies. Most of what’s out there is geared toward homeowners dealing with pet allergies.
The good news is that just about any device that can handle pet allergies effectively can also handle environmental allergens. The bad news is that very few air purifiers work on a true commercial scale. The best in this class may be powerful enough to handle a small office or waiting room, but that’s about it.
AirBox is the exception to this trend; its commercial air purifiers are true industrial-grade solutions that can be deployed at scale throughout facilities of any size.
Organizations can also manage their entire fleet from a single interface thanks to PureAware’s Smart Fleet Management. AirBox air purifiers can be programmed to run at optimal levels based on scheduled occupancy and won’t accidentally get left on overnight, saving you money on electricity bills and preventing excess wear and tear.
Start Your Safe Air Plan Today
Are you ready to move forward with AirBox air purifiers, the best air purifiers for allergies? Reach out to the AirBox team to learn more about commercial air purifiers that best handle allergens, or start your Safe Air Plan today!