Spring brings along warmer weather, but it brings something else along as well: a flare-up of allergy and asthma symptoms. As plants bloom, more pollen enters the air and raises the pollen count, causing hay fever in many adults and children and worsening asthma problems. This can irritate people with minor allergies and make life utterly miserable for people with severe respiratory conditions.
What can you do about it? There are medical solutions, of course, and you can ask your physician about the best steps to take for you and your family to combat the problems of allergy season. But you can make improvements to your home’s indoor air quality so that pollen and other allergens remain mostly outdoors. We have the IAQ services that can help make your spring filled with more joy and fewer sneezes and sniffles.
Some of the IAQ Answers to Allergy Season
There’s no single method to improve indoor air quality for a house, but rather many different options to meet a range of problems.
For example, standard air filtration systems (this does not include the filter on the HVAC cabinet, which isn’t for air quality purposes) can do an effective job at stopping many of the worst allergy and asthma offenders. These include pollen, pet dander, dust mites, and plain ol’ dust. You’ll need the help of our professionals to find the right air filtration system, since filters that are too strong will end up creating problems for the HVAC system and harming your home comfort.
When air filters aren’t strong enough or don’t target the specific allergens in your house, such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), then an air purifier in Los Angeles, CA is a good idea. Mold spores are one of the most harmful sources of allergy and asthma problems, but a UV air purifier is an effective tool against them. UV air purifiers can help a house in other ways as well, since they target bacteria and microbes.
Recently, we wrote about an excellent option to combat asthma problems in a house, Phenomenal Aire. Tests of installations of this device show that it can dramatically reduce asthma and allergy problems. The Phenomenal Aire system is a cold plasma generator: it creates a field of charged ions that work as natural air scrubbers. The ions don’t passively combat pollutants, but actively go after these harmful airborne particles and break them down. Phenomenal Aire affects dust, pollen, mold spores, bacteria, viruses, and much more—so it’s great not just for allergy season, but for any season.
We’ll Find the Options That Work for You!
There are more ways we can help your home sail through allergy season, such as making sure your ductwork is sealed up and not drawing on stale and pollutant-filled air from outside. Call our indoor air quality experts and they’ll get right on the job of finding out how to make your indoor air quality healthy in spring, summer, fall, and winter.
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