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 host of ‘over-the-counter’ ways to treat your allergy symptoms, but appropriate 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 worsening, your allergies.
Here are a couple tips Neal Harris Service Experts 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 variety 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 answer 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 inflame 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 side, if your home lacks adequate humidity, it can cause dryness of the skin, nose and throat, leading to other concerns. Luckily, 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 choices from Neal Harris Service Experts that are already created to operate 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 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 an extended period of time, consider showering once you come 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 unpleasant 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 tackle your allergies, give Neal Harris Service Experts a call at 816-787-0500 or schedule an appointment with us through our online scheduler.