How Air Filtration can Ease Allergy Symptoms

October 13, 2015

Seasonal allergies in Hillsborough are no joke. 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 range from mild to severe, but there is one thing that all allergy sufferers may not know they can look at in order to help reduce their symptoms in their home – add a whole-home air filtration system.

There are a host of ‘over-the-counter’ ways to treat your allergy symptoms, but appropriate household air filtration can help you make certain one large piece of the puzzle is taken care of so that your home’s air is helping, not worsening, your allergies.

Here are three tidbits Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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. Touted as top-notch, HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Filtration systems are considered ‘hospital-grade’ air cleaners, and are the ideal solution 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 stir up respiratory problems is often 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, potentially causing a host of structural problems as well as respiratory problems. On the other hand, if your home lacks adequate humidity, it can cause dryness of the skin, nose and throat, leading to other problems. Fortunately, a great solution for decreasing humidity can be treated with a household dehumidifier. To increase humidity for dry areas, a humidifier is the right solution.

There are a variety of humidification options from Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning that are already created to run best with your current heating and cooling system, making it easy to harness 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 number of 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 participating in any outdoor activities, it’s probable 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 go indoors. Pollen can be left on your clothing and get in your hair and on any exposed skin.

Seasonal allergies in Hillsborough can bring some unpleasant 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 handle your allergies, give Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at or schedule an appointment with us through our online scheduler.

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