Seasonal allergies in Austin are no joke. 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 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 variety of ‘over-the-counter’ ways to treat your allergy symptoms, but good household air filtration can help you ensure one large piece of the puzzle is taken care of so that your home’s air is helping, not worsening, your allergies.
Here are three tips Strand Brothers 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. Considered top-of-the-line, HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Filtration systems are considered ‘hospital-grade’ air cleaners, and are the best choice 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 typically 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, potentially 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 problems. Fortunately, a great solution for reducing humidity can be treated with a household dehumidifier. To increase humidity for dry areas, a humidifier is the ideal solution.
There are a number of humidification choices from Strand Brothers Service Experts that are already designed to run best with your current heating and cooling system, making it easy to receive 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 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 a few hours, 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 annoying symptoms with them, but they aren’t anything that a quality air filtration system can’t take care of. 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 Strand Brothers Service Experts a call at 512-592-3072 or schedule an appointment with us through our online scheduler.