Seasonal allergies in North America are a pain to deal with. Whether it’s the heart of spring, summer, or fall, allergy sufferers know that the symptoms can change the way you feel. Sure, symptoms can go from mild to severe, but there is one thing that all allergy sufferers may not know they can consider in order to help decrease their symptoms in their home – add a whole-home air filtration system.
There are a number of ‘over-the-counter’ ways to treat your allergy symptoms, but appropriate household air filtration can help you ensure one major piece of the puzzle is taken care of so that your home’s air is helping, not causing, your allergies.
Here are three tidbits Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning put together to help you breathe a little easier when your allergies would likely flare up:
1) Investigate the types of air filtration systems
Whole-home air cleaners and air filtration systems come in a number of shapes, sizes and technologies. Considered top-notch, HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Filtration systems are considered ‘hospital-grade’ air cleaners, and are the perfect solution for the most severe allergy sufferers and asthmatic residents. A HEPA filter is also a good route for elderly or infant residents with respiratory problems.
2) Improve your home’s humidity
One of the more common household microbes that stir up respiratory problems is usually the result of excessive humidity and mold. If your home is too humid it can become the preferred environment for microbes to grow and thrive, likely causing a host of structural problems as well as respiratory problems. On the other side, if your home lacks adequate humidity, it can cause dryness of the skin, nose and throat, leading to other concerns. Luckily, a great solution for decreasing humidity can be treated with a household dehumidifier. To increase humidity for dry areas, a humidifier is the right solution.
There are a variety of humidification choices from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning that are already designed to work best with your current heating and cooling system, making it easy to take advantage of the benefits that proper air filtration can give you.
3) Keep pollen outside of your home
Sure, it seems like common sense, but there are a couple ways you can easily keep pollen from creeping in without you thinking twice about it.
- Shoes – make a habit of taking off your shoes when you first come inside so you aren’t tracking pollen throughout the house.
- Clothes – if you’ve been mowing the lawn or participating in any outdoor activities, it’s likely that you have pollen on them. If you plan on being indoors for a while, consider changing your clothes.
- Shower – if you’ve been outside for an extended period of time, consider showering once you head inside. Pollen can be left on your clothing and get in your hair and on any exposed skin.
Seasonal allergies in North America can bring some nasty symptoms with them, but they aren’t anything that a quality air filtration system can’t take on. Best of all, estimates for the installation of a new air filtration are free. If you have any questions on how best to tackle your allergies, give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at or schedule an appointment with us through our online scheduler.