Keeping our family members healthy and happy is a top priority for most of us. Allergies and respiratory difficulties, however, can make this a difficult task. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America estimates that as many as 50 million people in the U.S. suffer from nasal allergies. By taking steps to improve indoor air quality, Birmingham and Chelsea, Alabama residents can reduce allergy symptoms and increase comfort inside their homes. Here are some helpful strategies for managing allergies this year.
Invest in Air Purifiers
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, particulate matter and gaseous pollutants are the most common reasons for poor indoor air quality. Air purifiers typically target particulates to remove them from the air and reduce risks to people with asthma and those with allergic reactions to dust and other pollutants in the air. Used in conjunction with your air conditioning system, these advanced solutions can deliver fresh, breathable air for you and your family.
Upgrade Your Air Filters
Gas-phase air filters are designed specifically to reduce gaseous pollutants in your home. They can sometimes provide real relief for residents in homes with significant amounts of these pollutants; however, high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters are recommended by many physicians as a proven solution for improving the quality of indoor air and reducing the effects of particulates on asthma and allergy sufferers.
Invest in a Test
Your local air conditioning company may be able to provide testing services to evaluate the quality of your air and to assess the risk to family members with asthma or those who suffer from allergy symptoms during spring, summer and autumn months. These tests can often identify pollutants like radon, asbestos and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) to provide you with added information and a clear idea of how to resolve these issues to protect the health of your family.
At Affordable Heating & Air, we have more than 15 years of experience in helping Alabama families enjoy the most comfortable temperatures indoors. To learn more about our lineup of indoor air quality solutions, call us at 256-369-5511today. We look forward to the chance to help you and your family breathe easier all spring and summer long.