Seasonal allergies in Houston are serious business. Whether it’s the heart of spring, summer, or fall, allergy sufferers know that the symptoms can easily affect 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 look at in order to help decrease their symptoms in their home – add a whole-home air filtration system.
There are a host of ‘over-the-counter’ ways to treat your allergy symptoms, but good household air filtration can help you make certain one large piece of the puzzle is handled so that your home’s air is helping, not worsening, your allergies.
Here are three tips 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. Considered top-of-the-line, HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Filtration systems are considered ‘hospital-grade’ air cleaners, and are the ideal 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 inflame respiratory problems is typically 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, possibly 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 issues. Lucky for you, a great solution for reducing humidity can be treated with a household dehumidifier. To increase humidity for dry areas, a humidifier is the ideal solution.
There are a host of humidification choices 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 receive the benefits that proper air filtration can offer.
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 finding its way 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 an extended period of time, consider showering once you go indoors. Pollen can be left on your clothing and get in your hair and on any exposed skin.
Seasonal allergies in Houston can bring some annoying symptoms with them, but they aren’t anything that a quality air filtration system can’t handle. Best of all, estimates for the installation of a new air filtration are free. If you have any questions on how best to handle your allergies, give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at (713) 352-7887 or schedule an appointment with us through our online scheduler.