Seasonal allergies in Oklahoma City are no joke. 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 go 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 – add a whole-home air filtration system.
There are a number of ‘over-the-counter’ ways to treat your allergy symptoms, but appropriate 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 contributing to, your allergies.
Here are three pointers Gordon's Service Experts 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 host 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 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 usually 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 problems. 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 choices from Gordon's Service Experts that are already set up to run best with your current heating and cooling system, making it easy to take advantage of 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 few 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 come 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 an extended period of time, 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 Oklahoma City can bring some annoying symptoms with them, but they aren’t anything that a good air filtration system can’t take on. 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 take on your allergies, give Gordon's Service Experts a call at 405-432-2197 or schedule an appointment with us through our online scheduler.