How Does Indoor Air Quality Affect Seasonal Allergies?
Approximately 25% of all Canadians suffer from hay fever, which is characterized by a runny nose, sneezing, and itchy eyes. Pollens from different trees, grasses and flowers are responsible for causing discomfort and it’s about this time of year that those with seasonal allergies start noticing symptoms. Contact with pollen outside can trigger symptoms, but did you know that your indoor air quality can also affect seasonal allergies?
Pollen has a way of making its way into our homes—on our clothes, through open windows and on our pets’ fur. Once the pollen is inside, it can circulate throughout the home, aggravating the symptoms of everyone that suffers from seasonal allergies. If there are people living in the home that suffer from allergies, it’s extremely important to ensure that the indoor air quality is high to help limit the onset of symptoms.
There are a few ways to increase your indoor air quality:
- Use the right filter for your needs. There are a number of different filters available that can capture differently sized allergens. Make sure you choose a filter that will help alleviate allergy symptoms and is compatible with your cooling system.
- Check and change filters often. Even if you’re using the best filter on market, it won’t provide any allergy relief if it’s clogged.
- Consider installing an air purification system. To drastically improve indoor air quality, an air purification system can remove over 95% of particles in the home and can destroy household odours and chemical vapours.
A1 Air Conditioning & Heating is proud to offer several home comfort solutions for improving your indoor air quality. Contact us today to learn more!
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