Achoo! We all know that sound! Fifty million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies each year. This annoying spring calamity is called allergic rhinitis or hay fever, and it is the bane of many people’s existence. Are you a victim? Many Virginians are—especially during this time of year. May is typically prime season for both tree and grass pollen in our area, which means sufferers stock up on extra tissues and allergy meds to fight the inevitable!
And while those over-the-counter antihistamines or nasal sprays help ease some allergy triggers, they don’t always eliminate all those sneezes. We know that sometimes you need a little something more—such as an air purifier!
OK, allergy sufferers, now that we’ve gotten your attention, you’re probably wondering: Can an air purifier really help my allergies? Well, wonder no more—because the answer is yes! The combination of OTC treatments, along with quality indoor air, can greatly reduce seasonal allergies!
Here are three indoor air quality solutions we recommend:
For those with seasonal allergies, an air purifier is usually your best option. These systems remove dust, pollen, mold spores and pet dander from your indoor air and assist in better breathing. Even better, an air purifier that uses a true HEPA filter can remove up to 99.9 percent of these pollutants! At Cool Techs, we offer and install air purifiers, air cleaners, UV systems and energy recovery ventilator systems.
The type of air filter you use in your HVAC system also makes a big difference. There are a variety of filters that protect your HVAC system from contaminants. A decent filter will prevent dust, dirt, pollen and other particles from entering your ductwork and spilling into your home—meaning you’re breathing in fewer “bad guys” and reducing your allergy attacks! Here’s a quick list of the filters we offer:
If you’re unsure of the type of filter that works best for your system, one of our experts can assess your home and offer recommendations. You can find more specific information on these filters here.
A whole house humidifier is a great way to balance the moisture inside your home. We can easily install these systems directly into your ductwork, too. And while they aren’t quite as successful at reducing allergens as good filters and purifiers, they will definitely improve your indoor air! In fact, the health benefits of a whole-house humidifier include:
We’re always here for your questions! From indoor air quality solutions to heating and cooling issues, Cool Techs will help keep your indoor comfort as satisfying as possible. Call us today at 540.631.1242.