Seasonal allergies in Elkhart 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 think about in order to help alleviate 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 big piece of the puzzle is covered so that your home’s air is helping, not contributing to, your allergies.
Here are a couple tips BW/Cook 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 variety 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 perfect answer for the most severe allergy sufferers and asthmatic residents. A HEPA filter is also a good choice 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 ideal environment for microbes to grow and thrive, possibly 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 concerns. Luckily, 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 number of humidification options from BW/Cook Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning that are already created to work 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 number of 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 enter your home so you aren’t tracking pollen throughout the house.
- Clothes – if you’ve been mowing the lawn or taking part in 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 come inside. Pollen can be left on your clothing and get in your hair and on any exposed skin.
Seasonal allergies in Elkhart can bring some unpleasant symptoms with them, but they aren’t anything that a great air filtration system can’t take on. Best of all, estimates for the installation of a new air filtration don’t cost you anything. If you have any questions on how best to tackle your allergies, give BW/Cook Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at or schedule an appointment with us through our online scheduler.