Seasonal allergies in Kansas City are no joke. 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 decrease their symptoms in their home – purchase a whole-home air filtration system.
There are a variety of ‘over-the-counter’ ways to treat your allergy symptoms, but appropriate household air filtration can help you make certain one major piece of the puzzle is taken care of so that your home’s air is helping, not worsening, your allergies.
Here are three tips Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing put together to help you breathe a little easier when your allergies would probably 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 the best, 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 choice 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 perfect environment for microbes to grow and thrive, potentially 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. Fortunately, 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 Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing that are already created 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 finding its way in without you thinking twice about it.
- Shoes – make a habit of taking off your shoes when you first come inside 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 head inside. Pollen can be left on your clothing and get in your hair and on any exposed skin.
Seasonal allergies in Kansas City can bring some annoying symptoms with them, but they aren’t anything that a great air filtration system can’t take on. 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 Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing a call at 816-787-0500 or schedule an appointment with us through our online scheduler.