Seasonal allergies in Edmonton are a pain to deal with. 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 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 – purchase a whole-home air filtration system.
There are a variety of ‘over-the-counter’ ways to treat your allergy symptoms, but proper household air filtration can help you make sure one big piece of the puzzle is handled so that your home’s air is helping, not causing, your allergies.
Here are three pointers McKinley Heating Service Experts 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. Touted as top-notch, HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Filtration systems are considered ‘hospital-grade’ air cleaners, and are the best answer for the most severe allergy sufferers and asthmatic residents. A HEPA filter is also a good selection 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 usually the result of excessive humidity and mold. If your home is too humid it can become the preferred 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 problems. Lucky for you, a great solution for decreasing humidity can be treated with a household dehumidifier. To increase humidity for dry areas, a humidifier is the ideal solution.
There are a variety of humidification options from McKinley Heating Service Experts 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 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 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 go indoors. Pollen can be left on your clothing and get in your hair and on any exposed skin.
Seasonal allergies in Edmonton 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 you anything. If you have any questions on how best to handle your allergies, give McKinley Heating Service Experts a call at 780-800-7092 or schedule an appointment with us through our online scheduler.