Seasonal allergies in Champaign 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 go 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 – purchase 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 large piece of the puzzle is handled so that your home’s air is helping, not causing, your allergies.
Here are three tidbits Chief / Bauer Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 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 perfect choice 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 inflame respiratory problems is typically 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. Conversely, if your home lacks adequate humidity, it can cause dryness of the skin, nose and throat, leading to other issues. Fortunately, 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 choices from Chief / Bauer Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning that are already designed to work best with your current heating and cooling system, making it easy to receive 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 couple 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 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 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 head inside. Pollen can be left on your clothing and get in your hair and on any exposed skin.
Seasonal allergies in Champaign can bring some nasty symptoms with them, but they aren’t anything that a quality air filtration system can’t take care of. Best of all, estimates for the installation of a new air filtration don’t cost a dime. If you have any questions on how best to tackle your allergies, give Chief / Bauer Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at or schedule an appointment with us through our online scheduler.