How Air Filtration can Ease Allergy Symptoms

October 13, 2015

Seasonal allergies in Roanoke are serious business. 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 be anywhere from mild to severe, but there is one thing that all allergy sufferers may not know they can think about in order to help reduce their symptoms in their home – buy a whole-home air filtration system.

There are a number of ‘over-the-counter’ ways to treat your allergy symptoms, but proper household air filtration can help you ensure one big piece of the puzzle is covered so that your home’s air is helping, not causing, your allergies.

Here are a couple tips 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 host of shapes, sizes and technologies. Considered top-notch, HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Filtration systems are considered ‘hospital-grade’ air cleaners, and are the ideal choice 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 inflame respiratory problems is usually 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 issues. Lucky for you, a great solution for decreasing humidity can be treated with a household dehumidifier. To increase humidity for dry areas, a humidifier is the best solution.

There are a number 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 provide.

3) Keep pollen outside of your home

Sure, it seems like common sense, but there are a number of 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 taking part 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 come inside. Pollen can be left on your clothing and get in your hair and on any exposed skin.

Seasonal allergies in Roanoke can bring some unpleasant symptoms with them, but they aren’t anything that a good air filtration system can’t handle. 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 handle your allergies, give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 540-302-8645 or schedule an appointment with us through our online scheduler.

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