Pollen is present all year round and cause real discomfort to those allergic to them.
Pollen counts get higher and higher as spring approaches and then stay relatively high until autumn which can make those seasons which should be enjoyable a nightmare at times.
Although it’s hard to manage pollen outdoors without covering up or avoiding it completely, indoor pollen can be another story and more manageable with our range of air purifiers.
How can an Air Purifier help with pollen?
Air purifiers capture particles in the air and trap them inside a H13 HEPA filter. The HEPA filter in the H-PURIFIER range can trap particles as small as 0.3 microns (µm) or 99.97% of allergens, which includes all types of allergens such as tree pollen, plant pollen (flowers), grass pollen (hay fever), weed pollen, dander (pet allergen) and dust.
The H-PURIFIER range of air purifiers have a uniquely treated HEPA (H13) filter which not only captures the pollens but actively neutralises them*, making them harmless to allergy sufferers and preventing the allergic reaction (allergic rhinitis).
Hoover air purifiers can purify a room in just 10 minutes** which is great for when you are moving from room to room, to keep on top of pollen when you come back into the house or if the windows and doors have been open.
Our air purifiers offer continuous protection from pollen and will work around the clock capturing and trapping pollens and smoke from indoor air. If you keep your windows closed and restrict pollen coming into the home it can provide complete protection and a safe haven for those who suffer from allergies. Our air purifiers also have an extremely quiet Sleep Mode, with efficient and continuous air cleaning while you sleep, reaching up to 10 air refreshment cycles in one night.†
Lastly, our air purifiers are recommended by the British Allergy Foundation who said “The Air Purifier is efficient at reducing small particulates which may include allergens, bacteria and viruses.”.
Why does pollen cause allergies?
Allergies and symptoms relating to the ingestion of pollen are caused by the immune system when they mistake the harmless pollen to be an intruder. As the immune system reacts to defend itself it can lead to sneezing, a stuffy nose and watery eyes and general feeling of discomfort.
As everyone’s immune system is different, some may have an allergic response and others won’t. It’s also true that not everyone’s allergies are the same. For example, some may be sensitive to grass pollen and seem to suffer during spring and summer, whilst others are allergic to pet dander which can cause them to suffer with allergies all year round.
An air purifier can keep on top of your indoor allergens all year round or it can be an appliance that gets most use in the warmer months.The multi sensor system is made of a set of intelligent sensors that continuously detect and monitor the quality of the indoor air. Dedicated sensors continuously analyse the air quality in terms of PM 2.5, PM 10 and Gas (VOC). The accuracy of the laser multi sensor system guarantees high efficiency without any need for maintenance.
What pollens can the air purifier pick up?
Here’s a list of the most common pollens in the UK which are more prevalent in the spring and summer and the most likely to cause allergies.
Pollen grains are typically 10-70 microns (µm) in diameter whereas our air purifiers can pick up particles as small as 0.3 µm.
- Alnus (alder tree)
- Corylus (Hazel tree)
- Taxus (Yew conifer)
- Ulmus (Elm tree)
- Salix (Willow tree)
- Populus (Poplar tree)
- Betula (Birch tree)
- Fraxinus (Ash tree)
- Plantanus (Plane tree)
- Quercus (Oak tree)
- B. napus (Oil seed rape)
- Pinus (Pine tree)
- Graminae (Grass pollen - hay fever)
- Tilia (Lime tree)
- Urtica (Nettles)
- Rumex (Dock tree)
- Mugwort (Weed pollen)
- Borage (wildflower)
- Cornflower (wildflower)
- Knapweed (wildflower)
- Yellow Rattle (wildflower)
- Scabious (wildflower)
- Sainfoin (wildflower)
How to use an air purifier for pollen effectively
An air purifier works best when it is on all-day long in pollen mode. However, the air purifier will have to work harder if new pollen is being brought into the house constantly. Therefore, to make best use of your new air purifier follow these tips:
- Remove clothes which could have picked up pollens when you get home
- Keep the air purifier working in the room with the most amount of traffic
- Keep windows and doors closed
- Regularly clean and groom pets
- Vacuum clean regularly with a Hoover that has a HEPA H13 filter
- Move the air purifier periodically to new rooms
Which H-PURIFIER is best for pollen?
The H-Purifier 300, 500 and 700 all have pollen capturing and neutralizing built in as standard, as well as the pollen alerts. The difference between models is that the 500 comes with a diffuser which can release essential oils or H-BIOTICS probiotics to sanitise surfaces and create a more hygienic environment. The top of the range 700 comes with the diffuser and a humidifier.
The humidifier can be handy for those who suffer from breathing problems in addition to pollen allergies which is aggravated by dry air. It increases the humidity in your home to create a comfortable environment by diffusing a light mist that will improve the air quality.
*Tested by Bari University.
**Considering an average UK living room of 20m2 (with a height of 2.4m), based on LABC UK data and a CADR of 330.
†Considering 7 hours sleep and an average UK bedroom size of 15mq (with an height of 2.4m), according to LABC UK data.