Fall allergy sufferers can be miserable during this time of year. Outdoor triggers can't always be avoided, but when they invade your home and continue to create problems for you and your family, it's time to find a solution to improve your quality of life. Here are 3 things to know about fall allergies and the air in your home:
1. A whole-home air filtration system can do wonders for the air in your home. They are available in different sizes and offer a variety of technologies, and come in at different price points to meet any budget. One highly respected filtration system is the HEPA, or High Efficiency Particulate Air, filtration system that is considered "hospital grade". This option is best for the most severe allergy sufferers and for those with asthma. A HEPA filter is also best for infants and elderly people with respiratory issues.
2. A whole-home humidifier/dehumidifier can also improve the quality of the air in your home. Excess humidity can lead to mold growth, which is a huge trigger for allergies. On the other end of the spectrum, if a home has too little humidity it can cause dry skin and dryness in the nose and throat, which can lead to nosebleeds and other medical issues.
3. It's important to keep pollen out of your home. Pollen frequently enters homes and causes problems for those with allergies. Since it can't be seen, it's easy to forget how easily pollen can find its way indoors. Remember to remove your shoes before going in the house so you don't track pollen inside. After mowing the lawn or doing outdoor chores, change your clothes before sitting on indoor furniture. Consider showering after spending a lot of time outdoors to remove pollen from hair and skin.
For more information about how a whole-home air filtration and humidification system can help reduce fall allergy symptoms, please contact:
Golden Seal Service Experts
1730 Wallace Avenue, Unit B
St. Charles, IL 60174