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 range 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 – add a whole-home air filtration system.

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

Here are a couple pointers 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 host 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 best 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 cause 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. On the other hand, if your home lacks adequate humidity, it can cause dryness of the skin, nose and throat, leading to other problems. 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 right solution.

There are a number of humidification options from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning that are already set up to work best with your current heating and cooling system, making it easy to harness 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 participating in 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 while, 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 Roanoke can bring some annoying 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 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.

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