Seasonal allergies in Louisville are serious business. 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 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 alleviate their symptoms in their home – buy a whole-home air filtration system.
There are a number 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 taken care of so that your home’s air is helping, not contributing to, your allergies.
Here are three tidbits Becht/Givens 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 host 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 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 cause respiratory problems is usually 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, likely 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 problems. Luckily, a great solution for reducing humidity can be treated with a household dehumidifier. To increase humidity for dry areas, a humidifier is the best solution.
There are a host of humidification choices from Becht/Givens Service Experts that are already designed to operate best with your current heating and cooling system, making it easy to take advantage of 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 couple 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 go inside 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 a few hours, 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 Louisville can bring some nasty 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 are free. If you have any questions on how best to handle your allergies, give Becht/Givens Service Experts a call at 502-785-8230 or schedule an appointment with us through our online scheduler.