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When you think of seasonal allergies and hay fever, you probably associate the unpleasant symptoms with common allergy triggers like pollen, dust, and pets. However, there is a “hidden” allergen prevalent in homes around the world, year round: mold. Airborne mold spores can cause similar respiratory problems like itching eyes, runny nose, and sneezing, and the source of this problem might be right inside your own home.

 

What are the risks of mold?

 

 

Some mold spores are mycotoxins and potentially dangerous, as some studies suggest that long-term exposure to mold can negatively affect mood and overall health. In the short-term, mold allergies present similar symptoms as other airborne allergies, like nasal congestion, eye and throat irritation, coughing and wheezing, and runny nose. Mold spores can also exacerbate asthma symptoms. It’s best to minimize exposure, whether or not you have a mold allergy.

 

What causes indoor mold?

 

 

It’s first important to understand that mold spores are everywhere. Various types of mold are prevalent outdoors, year round, and these mold colonies release spores (mold seeds, essentially) into the air. For that reason, both indoor and outdoor air will usually contain some mold spores when sampled. This only becomes a problem if mold is allowed to grow indoors, which dramatically increases the amount of indoor mold spores in the air you breathe.


 

How do I control mold in my home?

 

 

Mold proliferates where there is water and humidity, which is why mold and mildew is often found in bathrooms, basements, and around windows. So, the key to preventing mold growth in your home is to minimize dampness and humidity.

  • Reduce humidity

Keeping your indoor humidity below 45% will prevent most mold from growing inside your home. Depending on your local climate, a dehumidifier might be needed to keep humidity at safe levels. The Jya Fjord and Jya Fjord Pro air purifiers monitor humidity in real time, so you’ll always know if humidity levels get too high.

  • Keep bathrooms as dry as possible

If your bathroom has an exhaust fan, be sure to keep it running while showering or bathing to remove excess humidity. Quickly repair any plumbing leaks or dripping water issues to prevent mold growth. If you find any visible mold or mildew in your bathroom, be proactive about scrubbing it clean before the problem gets worse.

  • Insulate windows

Due to condensation, some poorly-insulated windows will drip water inside during the winter, when the outdoor temperature is colder than the indoor temperature. The best solution is to repair or replace these windows, but if that’s not possible, be sure to manually dry your windows and windowsills regularly to prevent mold growth.


How do I minimize my exposure to indoor mold?

 

 

Following the tips above will help prevent an overgrowth of mold, but as previously mentioned, mold spores are everywhere. No amount of cleaning or humidity management will completely rid your home of mold and mold spores. For this reason, the most powerful way to minimize your exposure is to use an effective air purifier that captures and traps mold spores inside your home.

We recommend our latest air purifiers, the Jya Fjord and Jya Fjord Pro, to effectively fight airborne mold spores and minimize allergy symptoms. Our exclusive NanoGuard™ Filtration technology (equivalent to the latest HEPA H13 standard) captures up to 99.99% of pollutants as small as 0.1 microns in size, including dust, pollen, viruses, bacteria, and of course, mold spores. Smart environmental sensors monitor humidity, TVOCs, and PM particles in real time, so you can rest easy knowing that your household air is clean and safe to breathe.

People usually associate Springtime allergies with the great outdoors, and for good reason. This time of year, many common trees, flowers, grasses, and weeds begin to release pollen into the air, and this airborne pollen is the main cause of unpleasant seasonal allergy symptoms. For this reason, it is a good idea to keep an eye on the active pollen count and stay indoors as much as possible when the risk is higher.

 

 

Unfortunately, as allergy sufferers know all too well, hiding indoors won’t completely solve the problem. In fact, indoor allergies can often be even more severe than outdoor allergies.


Why are my allergies worse indoors?

 

It may come as a surprise, but many people who suffer from seasonal allergies actually report increased symptoms when indoors as opposed to outdoors. While pollen is produced outdoors, it will work its way inside and accumulate and settle in the home. Other common allergens, like dust, pet dander, and mold, also occur indoors and can exacerbate symptoms. 

 

Common allergy-causing scenarios at home


  • Exercising

 

 

With the weather warming up, it may seem like the perfect time to head outdoors to work on your fitness, but it’s important to keep an eye on the current pollen count. If outdoor pollen saturation is high, consider exercising indoors. When exercising at home:  

    • Keep your windows closed

Resist the urge to open windows in your home to let in the fresh Spring air, especially if the pollen count is high. This is one of the main ways pollen enters the home, dramatically increasing your indoor contact with pollen particulates and other common springtime allergens.

    • Use a household air purifier
Keeping your home clean goes a long way to minimize pollen and dust in the home, but some dust and pollen will always be prevalent in the air. The right air purifier with proper HEPA technology can remove almost all of the pollen from the air you and your family breathe, which is the single most effective method for avoiding indoor pollen exposure.
Be sure to choose the right air purifier to properly filter pollen out of the air you breathe. We recommend our Jya Fjord series air purifiers, featuring our exclusive NanoGuard™ Filtration that captures up to 99.97% of pollutants as small as 0.1 microns in size. Other air purifiers with lower grades of HEPA technology can miss these particles completely.

 

 

  • Cleaning

 

 

No matter how hard you try, some pollen will inevitably enter your home. Stay on top of cleaning to minimize your indoor exposure to pollen, especially during the Spring months. 

    • Use protective gear when cleaning

Try wearing gloves and a protective face mask when cleaning to prevent these allergens from entering your respiratory system. Also consider wearing eye protection if you suffer from watery, itchy eyes when exposed to pollen or dust.

    • Clean from top to bottom (literally) 

Whether you are dusting, sweeping, or vacuuming, some pollen and dust will get agitated and become airborne when cleaning your home. Clean high areas first, then move down to lower areas. Clean the floors last to make sure you aren’t just moving dust and pollen around.

    • Keep your air purifier running 24/7

Proactively cleaning your indoor air will prevent you from breathing in common allergens (and will also minimize the amount of pollen that settles in your home). Our Jya Fjord series air purifiers make it easy to automate your clean-air routine. Advanced environmental sensors actively monitor PM particulates, TVOCs, and humidity in real-time and adjust fan speeds, automatically. So, you can just turn it on and forget about it.

 

  • Sleeping

 

 

Allergy symptoms at nighttime can make it difficult to get a good night’s rest, but there are some simple steps you can take to fight allergies in the bedroom and wake up feeling refreshed.

    • Shower before bedtime

Pollen (and other airborne allergens) can get trapped in your hair or on your clothes during the day, especially if you’ve cleaned your home. This will exacerbate allergies at night while you sleep. It’s best to rinse off before bed to minimize nighttime allergy symptoms. 

    • Use an air purifier in the bedroom

If you don’t have a dedicated air purifier for your bedroom, bring one with you when it’s time to hit the hay. With the Jya Fjord and Jya Fjord Pro, it’s easy to move rooms, thanks to hidden Omni-directional wheels that glide effortlessly over any flooring surface. It’s easy to control settings from bed, too, with compatibility with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit.  

 

Springtime has officially arrived. As the cold winter days and nights come to an end, everyone is heading back out into the warm sunshine for their favorite outdoor activities. But for the hundreds of millions of people around the world who suffer from seasonal allergies, this isn’t always the most pleasant time of year. In fact, it can be downright miserable with nagging allergy symptoms like dry, itchy eyes, a runny nose, and sinus congestion.

Adding an air purifier to your home is one of the most effective ways to fight Springtime allergies, but finding the right purifier can be information overload. What technologies and features should you be looking for? When shopping for an allergy-fighting air purifier, the first thing to consider is the internal filtration technology.

 

HEPA Filtration 

 

 

Short for “High-Efficiency Particulate Air Filter,” HEPA filters are the gold standard for home purification systems. The filters themselves are made of a finely-woven mesh that captures and traps microscopic particles like mold spores, dust mites, airborne viruses and bacteria, and of course: pollen. It’s important to note, however, that not all HEPA filters are the same, so you shouldn’t settle for just any HEPA filter. They are generally categorized with a numbering system, with higher grades providing a finer mesh (and capturing more particulates from the air you breathe). For example:

  • HEPA H10: captures 85% of particles over 0.5 microns in size
  • HEPA H11: captures 95% of particles over 0.5 microns in size
  • HEPA H12: captures 99.5% of particles over 0.5 microns in size
  • HEPA H13: captures 99.97% of particles over 0.3 microns in size

To most effectively remove allergy-causing pollutants from the air in your home, we recommend using a purifier with the latest HEPA filtration technology. 

 

HEPA vs. other purifications technologies

 

While many air purifiers utilize HEPA filters as a part of their purification process, some household air purifiers use alternative technologies instead (which are far less effective). 

Ozone generators

Composed of three atoms of oxygen, ozone is a molecule that reacts and destroys some particulates in the air, and some air purifiers produce ozone as a cleaning method. While ozone has been shown to help fight mold and odors, the technology does not capture allergens or pollen. Ozone is also a known irritant, negatively affecting the respiratory system. For these reasons, ozone generations are not recommended to help fight seasonal allergies in your home.

Air ionizers

Using an electrical field, air ionization theoretically “charges” particles in the air, making them stick to either a metal plate inside the purifier or on surfaces outside the device. The main problem is that this technology is largely ineffective against larger particles, like dust and pollen. Additionally, these charged particles often stick to walls, furniture, or other indoor surfaces, further exacerbating allergy symptoms. As a result, air purifiers based on ionization technology are also largely ineffective at fighting seasonal allergies.

To alleviate Springtime allergy symptoms, be sure to look for an air purifier with advanced HEPA filtration technology. It is the only in-home system that effectively traps and removes pollen from your indoor air.

 

The Jya Fjord Series air purifiers

 

Our latest and most advanced air purifiers, the Jya Fjord and Fjord Pro, were built from the ground up for allergy sufferers.

As mentioned earlier, not all HEPA filters are created equal. The Jya Fjord and Fjord Pro use our patented NanoGuard™ technology with HEPA filtration, equivalent to the latest HEPA H13 standard, filtering up to 99.97% of pollutants as small as 0.1 microns in size. Other air purifiers with lower grades of HEPA technology can miss these particles completely.

The Jya Fjord and Fjord Pro offer more than just HEPA filtration. Before air ever reaches the internal HEPA filter in your Jya Fjord Series air purifier, it passes through a powerful carbon pre-filter. This initial stage helps to capture larger dust and pollen particles while neutralizing unpleasant odors. 

The Jya Fjord’s advanced environmental sensors actively monitor PM particulates, TVOCs, and humidity in real-time. To put it simply, if the concentration of dust, pollen, or other airborne allergens increases in your home, your Jya Fjord Series air purifier will respond, automatically. So, you can just turn it on and forget about it.

 

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If you’re an animal lover, you aren’t alone. Pet ownership in the United States has nearly doubled since 1990, jumping over 10% during the COVID-19 pandemic alone. And it’s not surprising. Studies show that having a dog or cat in your home can lower stress and feelings of loneliness, even lowering the risk of high blood pressure. But as many already know, there can be a very serious problem: while pet ownership is on the rise, animal allergies are as well. It’s estimated that 10-20% of the global population is affected by pet allergies, and that number continues to increase with the growing number of pet owners.

If you or someone in your family suffers from these allergies, it might feel like adding a pet to your family simply isn’t an option. However, there are steps you can take to minimize the negative symptoms of dog and cat allergies.

 

What causes pet allergies?

The short answer: pet allergies result from a negative immune response (allergic rhinitis) to animal proteins. The actual answer is a bit longer, though, as various proteins are found in household pets’ dander, hair, saliva, and urine. While direct contact with these allergens can certainly cause an uncomfortable response, the bigger problem is that these irritants become airborne (and can linger in indoor air for hours at a time). Even if you avoid direct contact, microscopic particles floating throughout your home, consisting of animal hair, dander, and even dried saliva and feces, can trigger unpleasant indoor allergies.

There’s a secondary problem caused by indoor pets, too: their fur is ideal for trapping dust, pollen, mold spores, and other outdoor allergens. They can bring these particulates into your home and disperse them into your household air, which amplifies the allergic response for those with multiple allergies.

 

How do I know if I suffer from a pet allergy?

Only your doctor can answer that question with 100% certainty. Sometimes, seasonal allergies or common cold can be mistaken for a pet allergy, because the symptoms are similar:

  • Sneezing or a runny nose
  • Coughing
  • Postnasal drip
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Breathing problems
  • Wheezing
  • Eyes that are watery, red, or itchy
  • Hives or a rash on the skin

Your doctor can run various allergen tests, including skin reaction tests and blood tests, that identify the presence of particular IgE antibodies. These tests can provide specific information about your allergies to foods, pollens, mites, animals, insects, and other environmental factors.

However, if you have a noticeable allergic response when you come in contact with household pets, there’s a good chance you would benefit from minimizing exposure to these airborne irritants.

 

Is there a solution?

While many pet owners with allergies simply accept the negative effects of allergies and pop antihistamines, there are ways to dramatically decrease, or even eliminate pet allergy symptoms. The first step is to clean your home regularly, especially the areas frequented by your pets. Over time, hair, dander, and other pet allergens settle on the floor, on the carpet, and on furniture. When disturbed, these substances become airborne and trigger the allergic response. Vacuuming and shampooing these areas regularly will go a long way to minimize allergy symptoms.

Outside of cleaning surfaces, it’s important to clean the air in your home, as airborne irritants are the primary source of pet allergies. The right air purifier will filter a vast majority of animal dander, hair, and other pet-produced allergens out of the air, so you don’t have to breathe them in. Studies show that air purifiers have a dramatic effect in alleviated allergy symptoms in the home, and that includes pet allergies.

 

The best air purifier for pets

The Jya Fjord Series are the most advanced purifiers we’ve ever made, and they’ve been designed from the ground up for pet owners. Here’s how:

Many air purifiers advertise HEPA filtration technology, but when it comes to fighting pet allergies, not all HEPA filters are effective. Using the latest technology equivalent to HEPA 13., Jya Fjord Series air purifiers filter pollutants as small as 0.1 microns in size. This is important because airborne pet dander and microscopic pet hair particles can be as small as 0.1 to 0.3 microns in size. Other air purifiers with lower grades of HEPA technology can miss these particles completely, as they will simply pass through the filter uncaptured.

Before air ever reaches the internal  NanoGuard™ filter, equivalent to HEPA 13, in the Jya Fjord Series air purifier, it passes through a powerful carbon pre-filter. This initial stage of cleaning removes large airborne irritants like pet hair from the air, and it also neutralizes unpleasant pet odors. The result of this multi-stage purification process? 99.99% of particles over 0.1 microns in size are removed from the air you breathe, in minutes.

If the concentration of pet allergens increases in your home, your Jya Fjord Series air purifier can help you solve the problem. Advanced environmental sensors (PM particulates, TVOCs, and humidity) monitor indoor air quality in real time, automatically adjusting cleaning intensity to maximize indoor air quality (while remaining whisper quiet).

If you want to control your Jya Fjord Series manually, simply use the smart OLED touch display to manage settings and monitor air quality data. Oh, and it works natively with your smarthome, too. Compatible with all three major smart devices and virtual assistants (Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and Apple Homekit), the Jya Fjord Pro lets you monitor and control your air quality, your way.

 

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Spring is just around the corner, and for many people, this is an exciting time of year. The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and the great outdoors are calling. But for hundreds of millions of people around the world, the upcoming sunny season can be downright miserable. As pollen fills the air, over 50 million people in the USA alone will suffer the unpleasant effects of seasonal allergies. The good news is that spring allergies won't ruin your fun, and here are some powerful ways to fight back.

     

    Are seasonal allergies common?

     

    Seasonal allergies (also called allergic rhinitis or hay fever) are extremely common, affecting an estimated 20-30% of the entire global population. And that number is on the rise, largely due to longer growing seasons that increase our exposure to plant allergens. Between 1995 and 2011, warmer temperatures in the United States lengthened the pollen season by 11 to 27 days, according to one study. As a result, more and more people are developing sensitivities to these potential airborne allergens.

     

    What causes seasonal allergies?

     

     

    Allergies are common, and many substances that can trigger an allergic response. For example, dust, mold, certain foods, and pets are all potential allergy sources. When people talk about seasonal allergies, though, they are usually referring to an allergic response to pollen. In the Spring and Fall, common indoor and outdoor plants like trees, grasses, and weeds release pollen grains into the air to fertilize other plants. This pollen enters the nose and throat when you breathe, triggering unpleasant symptoms in allergy-sufferers.

    When inhaled, our body incorrectly views pollen as a threat, which triggers an immune response. Your body’s natural defense system releases chemicals called histamines into your bloodstream to fight the pollen, and these histamines are what actually cause the common symptoms of seasonal allergies like running nose, itchy eyes, sneezing, and coughing.

     

    How to fight seasonal allergies

     

     

    One way to combat allergy symptoms is to block the effects of histamine with an antihistamine tablet, a common type of daily medication. As allergy-sufferers know all too well, though, these medications can present their own problems. Sleepiness and dizziness are common side effects of antihistamine medications. Another effective method to minimize seasonal allergies is to simply lower your exposure to pollen. While it’s likely impossible to avoid pollen completely, there are simple steps you can take to help:

    • Stay indoors when the pollen count is high

    While not the most practical advice (and not always an option), simply staying indoors goes a long way in avoiding pollen exposure. It’s a good idea to keep an eye on the outdoor pollen count, so you’ll be aware when the risk is higher.

    • Keep your windows closed

    While opening the windows in your home (or in your car) to let in the fresh Spring air may seem appealing, this dramatically increases your contact with pollen particulates.

    • Vacuum and dust as much as possible

    Even if you keep your doors and windows closed, some pollen will inevitably make its way indoors. Being proactive with cleaning can minimize allergy symptoms.

    • Shower before bedtime

    Pollen (and other airborne allergens) can get trapped in your hair or on your clothes during the day, which can exacerbate allergies at night while you sleep.

    • Use a household air purifier

    The right air purifier with proper HEPA technology can remove almost all of the pollen from the air you and your family breathe at home. This is the single most effective method for avoiding indoor pollen exposure.

     

    How to choose the right air purifier for your family

     

     

    The Jya Fjord Series are the most advanced air purifiers we’ve ever made, with the latest filtration technologies. Here’s what makes the Jya Fjord Series air purifiers ideal for seasonal allergy sufferers:

    Not all HEPA filters are created equal. Using the latest HEPA H13 technology, Jya Fjord Series air purifiers filter pollutants as small as 0.1 microns in size, capturing microscopic airborne allergens. Other air purifiers with lower grades of HEPA technology can miss these particles completely, as they will simply pass through the filter uncaptured.

    • Multi-stage Purification

    Before air ever reaches the internal HEPA H13 NanoGuard™ filter in the Jya Fjord Series air purifier, it passes through a powerful carbon pre-filter. This initial stage of cleaning captures larger dust and pollen particles and neutralizes unpleasant odors. The result of this multi-stage purification process? 99.99% of particles over 0.1 microns in size are removed from the air you breathe, in minutes.

    • Automatic Cleaning

    If the concentration of dust, pollen, or other airborne allergens increases in your home, your Jya Fjord Series air purifier can help you solve the problem. Advanced environmental sensors (PM particulates, TVOCs, and humidity) monitor indoor air quality in real time, automatically adjusting cleaning intensity to maximize indoor air quality (while remaining whisper quiet).

    If you want to control your Jya Fjord Series manually, simply use the smart OLED touch display to manage settings and monitor air quality data. Or, use your preferred smart assistant, as the Jya Fjord Series is compatible with all three major smart devices and virtual assistants (Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and Apple Homekit).

     

    If you suffer from seasonal allergies, try the Jya Fjord Series in your home and experience the difference.

     

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    As a result of the pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) virus, air purifiers have exploded in popularity around the world. Air purification quickly became a core focus in the fight against COVID-19, with the commercial airplanes, retail locations, and businesses being equipped with air purification systems to minimize the spread of the virus. Air purifiers have also been shown to be effective in reducing airborne COVID-19 in hospital settings.


    To put it briefly, the short answer is yes: air filtration and purification does help fight COVID-19 and other airborne viruses, especially in small or contained spaces. Together with other best practices recommended by CDC and other public health agencies, such as social distancing and wearing masks, air filtration can reduce the possibility of airborne transmission of COVID-19.


    How is the COVID-19 virus transmitted?


    Viruses like COVID-19 are considered to be both airborne and aerosolized. This means that the virus is usually spread via respiratory droplets and other airborne particles, which can be breathed in at a distance over longer distances. Talking, coughing, and sneezing can introduce these particles into the air. This is most likely to be problematic when people are in close proximity, but the virus can remain suspended in the air for some time, especially indoors.


    The majority of COVID-19  infections are caused by:

    • Long-range transmission by aerosol: When an infected person exhales, they produce small respiratory droplets (≤5 microns in diameter). Airborne viruses that are smaller and aerosolized can remain in the air for long periods of time and travel far from their source. Air purifiers can be helpful for this form of transmission.
    • Short-range droplet spray: When an infected person exhales (breathes, coughs, sneezes, sings, yells, or talks), respiratory droplets can spread the virus directly from person to person. These larger droplets (>5 microns in diameter) tend to fall rapidly from the air within seconds to minutes, so air purification is less effective at stopping this sort of transmission. Social distancing and the usage of protective masks are the recommended safeguard.
    • Contact (direct or indirect): the virus can be spread by touching an object or surface that is infected by the virus, and then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes. Air purifiers are not helpful for this form of transmission, as they do not sanitize surfaces. Regular sanitization of surfaces is the recommended safeguard.

    Can household air purifiers capture COVID-19 particles?


    Some can, yes. But it’s important to consider particulate size. In the case of COVID-19, the size of the virus itself is estimated to be between 0.06 and 0.14 microns. The virus generally does not move on its own, but rather binds to other types of particles, such as respiratory droplets. These respiratory particles are generally larger than 1 microns in size. 


    What should I look for in an air purifier?


    When thinking about COVID-19, the main consideration in an in-home air purifier is the filtration technology. Most air purifiers use HEPA filters to clean the air, but not all HEPA filters are created equal. Filters differ based on the size and number of microscopic particles they remove from the air passing through them. For example, HEPA H10 filters capture 85% of particles over 0.5 microns in size, whereas HEPA H13 filters capture 99.97% of particles over 0.3 microns in size. So, HEPA H13 filters are far more effective at capturing viruses, which are very small in size. Other stages of filtration are important as well. Some air purifiers include UV sanitization, which has been shown to neutralize both viruses and bacteria in the air. 


    Jya Fjord Series Air Purifiers

    Our newest and most advanced air purifiers, Jya Fjord Series, provide multiple stages of filtration that target viruses and bacteria. Because the Jya Fjord Series includes the latest in HEPA H13 filtration, they are able to filter up to 99.99% of pollutants as small as 0.1 microns in size, which effectively captures airborne respiratory droplets and viruses. The Jya Fjord also includes UV sanitization, which helps fight against airborne viruses and bacteria.


    While air purification is not a complete defense from COVID-19, the right purifier can be a powerful part of a comprehensive plan to protect you and your family from infection.


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    With Spring just around the corner, allergy sufferers around the world are already dreading the unpleasant symptoms that come along with blooming flowers and airborne pollen. But as millions of people already know, not all allergies are seasonal. Year-round contaminants like dust, mold, pet dander, and other household pollutants can trigger allergies as well. In fact, the air quality inside your home is often more polluted than the air outside, as particulates get trapped indoors and circulate continuously.


    If you suffer from asthma or allergies, it’s important to ensure that your indoor air quality is in good shape with a quality air purifier. The right air purifier captures and removes dust, pollen, mold, and more from your home, dramatically alleviating allergy symptoms like dry, itchy eyes and sinus congestion. But, with all the buzzwords and complicated air purifier specifications, how do you choose the right air purifier for your home? Here are the most important factors to consider:



    HEPA Filtration Technology


    The word “HEPA filter” (High-Efficiency Particulate Air Filter) gets thrown around a lot, but not all HEPA filters are created equal. Filters differ based on the size and number of microscopic particles they remove from the air passing through them. Allergy-causing particles are measured in microns, and superior HEPA filter grades capture smaller particulates. For example, HEPA H10 filters capture 85% of particles over 0.5 microns in size, whereas HEPA H13 filters capture 99.97% of particles over 0.3 microns in size.


    Keep this in mind when thinking about allergies. For example, pollen particles are usually about 30 microns in size, dust mite waste particles are about 20 microns in size, and pet dander particles can range from 1 to 20 microns in size. To most effectively neutralize allergy-causing pollutants from the air in your home, we recommend using a purifier with the latest HEPA 13 filtration technology. 


    CADR 


    Once you’ve chosen a purifier with the right HEPA filter, the next factor to consider is the size of your home. The CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate) is a measure of the amount of air that passes through the filter each minute. A higher CADR means that a higher volume of air is being cleaned, so larger spaces require air purifiers with a higher CADR rating.

     

    The clean air delivery rate is a standardized measurement, graded according to procedures set by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM). Keep in mind that most air cleaners have more than one fan speed, and the CADR advertised is generally based on the  highest fan speed.


    Real-time air quality monitoring


    The right air purifier does more than just clean the air in your home–it also provides air quality information that lets you know its working as expected. A lot of air purifiers have basic air quality indicators, providing a general “bad/okay/good” rating for current indoor air quality, but  these sensors usually aren’t very accurate and only register large dust particles or odors. More advanced air purifiers contain several precision air quality sensors to monitor PM10, PM2.5, TVOCs, humidity, and more. 



    Noise level


    One important aspect that many people overlook is the amount of noise an air purifier produces. The most effective air purifier in the world isn’t going to work if it’s so loud and irritating that you turn it off. This is especially true for allergy sufferers, as they benefit from purifying the air in their bedrooms as they sleep. The right air purifier is effective, but quiet. The noise level of air purifiers varies wildly, especially on the highest setting, so be sure to consider the maximum dB rating of purifiers as you compare models.


    The Jya Fjord and Jya Fjord Pro


    While designing our latest and most advanced air purifiers ever, we’ve considered all of these factors to create the ideal air purifier for allergy sufferers. Our exclusive multi-stage NanoGuard technology with high-grade HEPA H13 technology is able to filter out 99.99% of allergen particles within 20 minutes, including pollen, mold spores and pet dander. High-accuracy sensors monitor multiple types of indoor pollutants (PM particles and TVOCs) as well as humidity, so you can rest easy knowing you’re breathing the cleanest possible air. And with two different models with different CADR ratings, you can choose the Jya Fjord air purifier that works best for you and your family.


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    We all consider our dogs and cats as part of our family, and few things that can compare to the affection and company of a pet. This is backed by science, too. Studies show that pets can aid in the reduction of blood pressure and stress and improve mood. However, there are downsides. Household pets introduce allergens into the home, like dander, hair, saliva, and urine. These allergens can become airborne, as allergy sufferers know all too well.

    Luckily, owning a pet doesn’t have to be a tradeoff.


    What causes pet allergies?


    The most common animal allergy results from their dander. In a nutshell, dander is composed of microscopic particles of skin and hair, and it’s one of the most common allergens found in the home. Due to its small size and capacity to remain in the air for a long time, this is what most people are referring to when they say they are allergic to dogs, cats, or other household pets.


    Beyond dogs and cats, other common pets like rodents, birds, and other furry and feathered creatures produce dander as well, often triggering an allergic response. This effect is often amplified when the seasons change and the weather warms up, as many animals begin to shed their protective under-layer of fur, dramatically increasing the amount of dander dispersed into your indoor air.


    While it’s not particularly pleasant to think about, proteins present in the saliva, urine, and feces of cats, dogs, and other pets can also trigger allergic reactions. Dust from dried feces can be suspended in the air, in the same way that dried saliva can flake off from an animal's fur and become airborne. A particular protein present in cat saliva (Fel d 1) is a very common source of pet allergies. Because the protein is so small, once it becomes airborne it can stay suspended in the air for hours and get deep into the lungs. This causes asthma symptoms in people who are allergic to it.


    Unfortunately, there’s no way to avoid the production of these contaminants if you have a pet inside your home. In fact, the Fel d 1 protein was found in the dust of sofas, carpets, and mattresses in 99.7% of American homes, regardless of whether or not cats were present, according to two extensive studies conducted in the United States.


    Symptoms of pet allergies

    Pet dander allergy symptoms differ from person to person and are dependent on the level of exposure. Of course, you should consult your doctor with any concerns you may have, but the following are some of the common allergy symptoms that often result from a pet dander allergy:

    • Sneezing or a runny nose
    • Coughing
    • Tightness in the chest
    • Breathing problems
    • Wheezing
    • Eyes that are watery, red, or itchy
    • Hives or a rash on the skin

    What are hypoallergenic pets?


    Many breeds of dogs or cats are often said to be hypoallergenic, which incorrectly leads people to believe that they are safe for allergy-sufferers. However, this unfortunately isn't always the case. The term "hypoallergenic pets" refers to animals that produce lower levels of dander or shed less than other breeds. This certainly makes them a better choice for pet allergy sufferers, but these breeds still produce allergens and can trigger allergic responses. 


    Okay, well I have pets in my home. What should I do?


    One of the most powerful solutions to fight household pet allergies is to add an effective air purifier to your home. The right air purifier can filter a vast majority of pet dander and other pet-produced allergens out of the air, and studies have shown that air purifiers are effective at reducing allergy symptoms at home.


    How Jya NanoGuard™ fights pet allergies


    Jya Fjord Series Air Purifiers provide multiple stages of filtration that target pet dander, hair, and odors. Because the Jya Fjord Series includes the latest in HEPA H13 filtration, they are able to filter up to 99.99% of pollutants as small as 0.1 microns in size. This means that airborne pet allergens will be removed from the air you breathe, in minutes. 


    In addition to cleaning your air, the Jya Fjord Series air purifiers actively monitor the air you breathe, alerting you to any increase in problematic pet allergens and automatically boosting purification power.


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    At Jya, we believe in one simple idea: everyone deserves to breathe the cleanest, freshest air in their homes. With more people spending more time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic (and with seasonal allergies on the rise), that mission is now more important than ever. That’s why we’ve created our most advanced air purifiers ever, pairing sophisticated design with the latest in air purification technologies.

    The Jya Fjord Series

    Designed to fit beautifully into any home, the Jya Fjord and Jya Fjord Pro both offer medical-grade air filtration (capturing airborne particles as small as 0.1μm in size), robust smart home connectivity, and advanced air quality monitoring.

    At-a-glance

      • Multi-stage filtration removes 99.99% of air contaminants in minutes
      • Precision quality sensors monitor indoor air contamination, temperature, and humidity
      • Exclusive NanoGuard™ technology, rated to trap particles as small as 0.1μm in size(equivalent to HEPA H13 standard)
      • Works seamlessly with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit
      • Intuitive controls and air quality information available via OLED touch display

      Which Jya Fjord is right for my home? 

      Jya Fjord

      Jya Fjord Pro

      Removes 99.99% of air contaminants 

      Captures airborne particles as small as 0.1μm in size

      Monitors indoor PM2.5 and PM10 pollution, temperature, and humidity

      Monitors indoor VOC pollution

      Works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit

      OLED smart touch display

      UV sanitization

      Air quality indicator light

      CADR m³ / h*

      450

      550

      Coverage area

      Up to 581 ft²

      Up to 710 ft²

       

      Special launch sale

      To celebrate the launch of the Jya Fjord Series, early buyers can save €40 on the all-new Fjord and Fjord Profor a limited time only. This exclusive deal is only available from February 21st to March 13th, so be sure not to miss it.

      Exclusive giveaway

      Finally, we’re running a special giveaway, and we’re making sure that everyone is a winner. Subscribers to our newsletter will receive a free filter when placing your order. It's an exclusive offer only available from February 8th to February 20th.

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      It’s important to deal with indoor pollution at home, but shopping for an air purifier can be confusing. What is a CADR rating? Why are the different types of HEPA filters? Do I need a 2-stage, 3-stage, or 4-stage air purifier? We’ll help you cut through the noise and find the perfect air purifier for you and your family.


      Do I really need an air purifier?


      Many people start their air purification journey due to allergies, as in-home air purifiers have been shown to dramatically decrease allergy symptoms. But clean air is important for everyone, as poor indoor air quality has been linked to respiratory diseases, like COPD, asthma, and bronchiectasis. Additionally, air purifiers decrease the amount of dust and dirt in the home and neutralize obnoxious smells and odors. Whether you’re trying to tackle allergies or fight dust and bacteria, every home can benefit from a quality air purifier. 



      What size of air purifier do I need?


      When choosing an air purifier for your home, the first thing to consider is the size of your living space. Some air purifiers have larger filters and powerful fans to circulate more air, making them ideal for larger spaces. This is usually described as the CADR, or clean air delivery rate, which reflects the volume of air that is cleaned per minute. Smaller air purifiers can be effective in bedrooms or studio apartments, whereas larger homes might require more powerful air purifiers, or even multiple purifiers for different areas of the house.


      It’s important to buy the proper-sized purifier to maximize cleaning efficiency, so start by measuring the area of your home. The Jya Fjord is ideal in rooms up to 581 ft², whereas the Jya Fjord Pro purifies more air per minute and is effective in rooms up to 710 ft².


      What filtration technology should I be looking for?


      At the core of every air purifier is a HEPA filter. Short for “high efficiency particulate air filter,” this finely-woven mesh captures microscopic particles like mold spores, dust mites, and even airborne viruses and bacteria. But it’s important to note that not all HEPA filters are the same. They differ in both physical size, shape, and HEPA technology. Some of the common types of HEPA filters include:

      • HEPA H10: captures 85% of particles over 0.5 microns in size
      • HEPA H11: captures 95% of particles over 0.5 microns in size
      • HEPA H12: captures 99.5% of particles over 0.5 microns in size
      • HEPA H13: captures 99.95% of particles over 0.3 microns in size

      A high-grade HEPA filtration system ensures that you’re getting the cleanest possible air in your home. Both the Jya Fjord and Jya Fjord Pro feature NanoGuard™ technology, rated to trap particles as small as 0.1μm in size(equivalent to HEPA H13 standard).


      What are filter stages?


      In premium air purifiers, the internal HEPA filter is just one part of a multi-stage air purification process. For example, the Jya Fjord is a 4-stage air purifier. This means that the air that passes through four distinct purification steps before being re-circulated throughout your home. These stages are:

      1. Pre-filter: Traps large particles like dust, pollen, and dander
      2. NanoGuard™ technology - Eliminating up to 99.99% of harmful pollutants and odors with 99.95% efficiency(equivalent to HEPA H13 standard)
      3. Activated carbon layer: Neutralizes odors and harmful gasses
      4. UV sterilization: Instantly eliminates bacteria and viruses

      Cheaper air purifiers may have an inferior grade of HEPA filter, or they may only include 1 or 2 stages of filtration. To efficiently clean the air of dust, pollen, mold, bacteria, and viruses, make sure you’re considering both the HEPA filter and additional purification stages.


      What about features?


      We’ve talked about air-cleaning technology, but you should also consider features, controls, and cleaning modes that make life easier. With the Jya Fjord and Jya Fjord Pro, we set out to make the most informative and user friendly air purifier ever, with real-time environment monitoring, fully automated air purification, robust smart home connectivity, a smart touch OLED display, and more.


      Read more about the Jya Fjord Series’ smart features here.


      There are many different factors to consider when shopping for a purifier, but don’t get confused by all the technical jargon. The Jya Fjord Series air purifiers pair the latest in medical-grade purification technology, multiple stages of cleaning that address complex indoor air pollution, and powerful smart home features. So you’ll always know you’re breathing the freshest possible air.

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