How Air Filtration can Ease Allergy Symptoms

October 13, 2015

Seasonal allergies in Nashville are no joke. 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 consider 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 good household air filtration can help you ensure one large piece of the puzzle is handled so that your home’s air is helping, not contributing to, your allergies.

Here are a couple tips 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. Considered the best, HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Filtration systems are considered ‘hospital-grade’ air cleaners, and are the best 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 right solution.

There are a variety of humidification options from Donelson Air Service Experts that are already designed to operate best with your current heating and cooling system, making it easy to take advantage of the benefits that proper air filtration can offer.

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 creeping 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 a while, 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 good air filtration system can’t take care of. Best of all, estimates for the installation of a new air filtration are free. If you have any questions on how best to tackle your allergies, give Donelson Air Service Experts a call at 615-953-9885 or schedule an appointment with us through our online scheduler.

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