Seasonal allergies in Birmingham 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 range 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 – add a whole-home air filtration system.
There are a host of ‘over-the-counter’ ways to treat your allergy symptoms, but proper household air filtration can help you ensure 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 pointers Norrell 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 number of shapes, sizes and technologies. Considered top-notch, HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Filtration systems are considered ‘hospital-grade’ air cleaners, and are the ideal answer 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 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, possibly causing a host of structural problems as well as respiratory problems. Conversely, 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 decreasing humidity can be treated with a household dehumidifier. To increase humidity for dry areas, a humidifier is the ideal solution.
There are a host of humidification systems from Norrell Service Experts that are already designed to run best with your current heating and cooling system, making it easy to harness 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 number of 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 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 few hours, 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 Birmingham 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 a dime. If you have any questions on how best to tackle your allergies, give Norrell Service Experts a call at 205-267-0023 or schedule an appointment with us through our online scheduler.