How Air Filtration can Ease Allergy Symptoms

October 13, 2015

Seasonal allergies in San Antonio are a pain to deal with. 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 be anywhere 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 major piece of the puzzle is handled so that your home’s air is helping, not causing, your allergies.

Here are three tips Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air put together to help you breathe a little easier when your allergies would likely 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 perfect answer 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 cause respiratory problems is usually 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, likely 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. Lucky for you, a great solution for reducing humidity can be treated with a household dehumidifier. To increase humidity for dry areas, a humidifier is the best solution.

There are a variety of humidification systems from Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air that are already designed to operate best with your current heating and cooling system, making it easy to harness the benefits that proper air filtration can provide.

3) Keep pollen outside of your home

Sure, it seems like common sense, but there are a few 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 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 while, consider showering once you go indoors. Pollen can be left on your clothing and get in your hair and on any exposed skin.

Seasonal allergies in San Antonio can bring some nasty 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 don’t cost you anything. If you have any questions on how best to take on your allergies, give Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air a call at 210-404-4233 or schedule an appointment with us through our online scheduler.

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