Seasonal allergies in the Niagara Region 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 range from mild to severe, but there is one thing that all allergy sufferers may not know they can consider in order to help alleviate 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 make sure one big piece of the puzzle is handled so that your home’s air is helping, not causing, your allergies.
Here are a couple tidbits Niagara Home Services by Enercare 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. Touted as top-of-the-line, HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Filtration systems are considered ‘hospital-grade’ air cleaners, and are the perfect answer for the most severe allergy sufferers and asthmatic residents. A HEPA filter is also a good choice for elderly or infant residents with respiratory problems.
2) Improve your home’s humidity
One of the more common household microbes that inflame respiratory problems is often the result of excessive humidity and mold. If your home is too humid it can become the ideal environment for microbes to grow and thrive, potentially causing a host of structural problems as well as respiratory problems. Conversely, if your home lacks adequate humidity, it can cause dryness of the skin, nose and throat, leading to other concerns. Fortunately, a great solution for lowering humidity can be treated with a household dehumidifier. To increase humidity for dry areas, a humidifier is the best solution.
There are a host of humidification choices from Niagara Home Services by Enercare that are already designed to run best with your current heating and cooling system, making it easy to receive the benefits that proper air filtration can provide.
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 coming in without you thinking twice about it.
- Shoes – make a habit of taking off your shoes when you first enter your home so you aren’t tracking pollen throughout the house.
- Clothes – if you’ve been mowing the lawn or doing any outdoor activities, it’s probable 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 a few hours, consider showering once you come inside. Pollen can be left on your clothing and get in your hair and on any exposed skin.
Seasonal allergies in the Niagara Region can bring some unpleasant symptoms with them, but they aren’t anything that a good air filtration system can’t take care of. Best of all, estimates for the installation of a new air filtration don’t cost you anything. If you have any questions on how best to take on your allergies, give Niagara Home Services by Enercare a call at 289-273-2229 or schedule an appointment with us through our online scheduler.