Seasonal allergies in Calgary are serious business. Whether it’s the heart of spring, summer, or fall, allergy sufferers know that the symptoms can greatly alter 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 host of ‘over-the-counter’ ways to treat your allergy symptoms, but good household air filtration can help you make sure one large piece of the puzzle is covered so that your home’s air is helping, not causing, your allergies.
Here are a few 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 number 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 perfect solution 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 ideal environment for microbes to grow and thrive, possibly 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 issues. 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 choices from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning that are already created to operate best with your current heating and cooling system, making it easy to take advantage of 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 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 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 go indoors. Pollen can be left on your clothing and get in your hair and on any exposed skin.
Seasonal allergies in Calgary can bring some unpleasant symptoms with them, but they aren’t anything that a great 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 handle your allergies, give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 403-279-5760 or schedule an appointment with us through our online scheduler.