Seasonal allergies in Houston 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 look at in order to help alleviate their symptoms in their home – add 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 sure one major piece of the puzzle is covered so that your home’s air is helping, not contributing to, your allergies.
Here are three tips Church Services put together to help you breathe a little easier when your allergies would normally 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. Thought of as the best, HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Filtration systems are considered ‘hospital-grade’ air cleaners, and are the perfect choice 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 stir up 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 side, 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 decreasing humidity can be treated with a household dehumidifier. To increase humidity for dry areas, a humidifier is the right solution.
There are a host of humidification options from Church Services that are already set up to work 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 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 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 likely 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 Houston can bring some annoying symptoms with them, but they aren’t anything that a quality 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 take on your allergies, give Church Services a call at 713-396-3760 or schedule an appointment with us through our online scheduler.