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 reduce 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 major piece of the puzzle is taken care of so that your home’s air is helping, not contributing to, your allergies.
Here are a couple tidbits Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning put together to help you breathe a little easier when your allergies would normally flare up:
1) Investigate the types of air filtration systems
Whole-home air cleaners and air filtration systems come in a variety of shapes, sizes and technologies. Touted as top-notch, 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 selection for elderly or infant residents with respiratory problems.
2) Improve your home’s humidity
One of the more common household microbes that cause respiratory problems is often the result of excessive humidity and mold. If your home is too humid it can become the perfect 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 variety of humidification options from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning that are already set up 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 few 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 come inside so you aren’t tracking pollen throughout the house.
- Clothes – if you’ve been mowing the lawn or doing 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 a few hours, 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 the Niagara Region can bring some unpleasant symptoms with them, but they aren’t anything that a quality 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 289-273-2229 or schedule an appointment with us through our online scheduler.