Seasonal allergies in Austin 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 be anywhere from mild to severe, but there is one thing that all allergy sufferers may not know they can look at in order to help reduce their symptoms in their home – add a whole-home air filtration system.
There are a variety of ‘over-the-counter’ ways to treat your allergy symptoms, but proper household air filtration can help you make certain one big piece of the puzzle is handled so that your home’s air is helping, not contributing to, your allergies.
Here are three tidbits Strand Brothers Service Experts 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 number of shapes, sizes and technologies. Thought of as top-notch, HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Filtration systems are considered ‘hospital-grade’ air cleaners, and are the best answer 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 stir up respiratory problems is often 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 concerns. Lucky for you, a great solution for lowering humidity can be treated with a household dehumidifier. To increase humidity for dry areas, a humidifier is the ideal solution.
There are a variety of humidification options from Strand Brothers Service Experts that are already designed to run best with your current heating and cooling system, making it easy to harness the benefits that proper air filtration can give you.
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 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 taking part 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 go indoors. Pollen can be left on your clothing and get in your hair and on any exposed skin.
Seasonal allergies in Austin can bring some unpleasant symptoms with them, but they aren’t anything that a great air filtration system can’t handle. Best of all, estimates for the installation of a new air filtration don’t cost a dime. If you have any questions on how best to handle your allergies, give Strand Brothers Service Experts a call at 512-596-1257 or schedule an appointment with us through our online scheduler.