Seasonal allergies in Long Island 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 be anywhere from mild to severe, but there is one thing that all allergy sufferers may not know they can look at in order to help alleviate 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 ensure one major piece of the puzzle is covered so that your home’s air is helping, not worsening, your allergies.
Here are a couple pointers Matz-Rightway put together to help you breathe a little easier when your allergies would normally 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. Thought of 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, 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. Luckily, a great solution for lowering 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 Matz-Rightway that are already set up to run best with your current heating and cooling system, making it easy to receive 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 couple 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 go 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 likely 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 Long Island can bring some annoying symptoms with them, but they aren’t anything that a quality air filtration system can’t take on. Best of all, estimates for the installation of a new air filtration are free. If you have any questions on how best to handle your allergies, give Matz-Rightway a call at 631-406-9220 or schedule an appointment with us through our online scheduler.