Seasonal allergies in Nashville 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 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 decrease 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 sure one large piece of the puzzle is taken care of so that your home’s air is helping, not contributing to, your allergies.
Here are three pointers Donelson Air 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. Touted as the best, HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Filtration systems are considered ‘hospital-grade’ air cleaners, and are the ideal solution 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 perfect environment for microbes to grow and thrive, likely 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 concerns. Fortunately, a great solution for lowering 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 options from Donelson Air Service Experts that are already set up 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 enter your home so you aren’t tracking pollen throughout the house.
- Clothes – if you’ve been mowing the lawn or doing any outdoor activities, it’s possible 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 an extended period of time, 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 Nashville can bring some unpleasant symptoms with them, but they aren’t anything that a quality air filtration system can’t handle. 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 Donelson Air Service Experts a call at 615-953-9885 or schedule an appointment with us through our online scheduler.