Seasonal allergies in Fort Worth 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 be anywhere from mild to severe, but there is one thing that all allergy sufferers may not know they can consider in order to help alleviate their symptoms in their home – purchase a whole-home air filtration system.
There are a host 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 covered so that your home’s air is helping, not contributing to, your allergies.
Here are a few pointers Stark Services 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. Thought of as top-notch, HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Filtration systems are considered ‘hospital-grade’ air cleaners, and are the ideal 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 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. Conversely, 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 reducing 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 systems from Stark Services that are already designed to run best with your current heating and cooling system, making it easy to harness 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 finding its way in without you thinking twice about it.
- Shoes – make a habit of taking off your shoes when you first go inside so you aren’t tracking pollen throughout the house.
- Clothes – if you’ve been mowing the lawn or doing 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 few hours, consider showering once you head inside. Pollen can be left on your clothing and get in your hair and on any exposed skin.
Seasonal allergies in Fort Worth can bring some nasty symptoms with them, but they aren’t anything that a great air filtration system can’t handle. Best of all, estimates for the installation of a new air filtration are free. If you have any questions on how best to handle your allergies, give Stark Services a call at 817-668-6689 or schedule an appointment with us through our online scheduler.