Hay Fever Season
I have suffered from hay fever all of my life, I remember being at school and having nose bleeds that were so bad the doctor gave me a steroid spray, but it didn't really work. Most summers were spent sneezing and with a runny nose, but worst of all itchy eyes! As I got older the itchy eyes seemed to fade away but the runny nose and sneezing stayed the same.
People who didn't suffer with hay fever never really understood how bad it was, It's like having the flu in the summer I would proclaim, but I was of course mocked and while everyone else was rolling around in cut grass I was hiding away with my window closed. I learned from a young age that each year as the weather got warmer I was going to suffer, and while most people welcomed the summer months, I yearned for autumn and winter.
Thank fully though things have changed, in my teens we used an Ionizer to reduce the amount of pollen in the house and for the most part it worked. But fast forward two decades and I now own Evergreen Clean, and with technological advances and machinery that can extract pollutants and pollen from carpets, summer isn't as hated as it once was, although on bad months it can flare up from time to time. And that is one of the reasons I have made this post, as spring draws closer so does hay fever season.
The other reason is I had been looking into Ozone generation to combat odours and after extensive research i decided against it, it turns out if " Ozone " the key gas in these units comes into contact with new carpets it can release harmful carcinogens, which can lead to cancer, obviously this is the last thing I want, but in the process of looking into odour removal I came across a number of articles referring to HEPA Filters and their benefits.
These machines can eliminate some odours, remove pollutants, pollen, lift moods, kill bacteria and germs and some can even trap viruses, the more I read about these things and the more I heard about how they helped people suffering from Asthma, Hay Fever and other allergic related problems, I started to look into each machine, reading review after review to try and find the best HEPA units on the market.
So after hours of research I have found 3 of the best HEPA units to buy online under £300, my hope is that this blog post will be found by at least someone who suffered like I did as a boy, or maybe a parent who's children suffer and don't know what to do, or maybe one of my competitors has found this post and enjoys reading about my childhood suffering haha, either way if this helps just one person then it was worth me sitting here for an hour writing this blog post.
So in no particular order here are the highest rated HEPA units online, I have listed them all from Amazon as a lot more people prefer to buy through Amazon than anywhere else, well at least I do.
• Best for Medium and Large Rooms • True HEPA Filtration - captures 99.97 percent of airborne particles • UV-C kills bacteria, viruses and mold spores • Odor Reducer • CADR rated 110+ • Stands approximately 22-inches tall • Ultra Quiet-operation on Low Setting • 2 Year Manufacturer Warranty • Applicable Area: up to 400 ft2(38 m2)
Fast: Captures 99.9% of bacteria in 1 hour
Removes 99% of airborne particles such as dust, pet hair and pollen
Clean air delivery rate (CADR): 367 m3/hour for a healthier home
Enjoy peaceful, undisturbed sleep with night mode setting
Quickly measures air quality: Blue - good, purple - fair, red - bad
5 Stage cleaning, removes a range of allergens including: dust, smoke, pollen, odours, pet dander, mold spores and organic chemicals
All-in-One True-HEPA Filter Cassette; pre-filter, CleanCel technology, granular carbon filter, True-HEPA filter, & PlasmaWave
PlasmaWave safely breaks down odour, allergens, chemical vapours and other pollutants to produce fresh air - with no harmful ozone
Advanced Odour Control (AOC). A washable filter that utilizes granulated activated carbon to eliminate strong household odours
CADR rated for 30sqm suitable for bedrooms, medium rooms and offices