If you or someone in your family suffers from bad allergies, then you know that it can be hard to find relief from allergy symptoms, even when you are indoors. For those with respiratory problems, it is important to find ways to improve your indoor air quality if you want to find relief from symptoms.
The Importance of Indoor Air Quality
The quality of your indoor air plays an important role in maintaining home comfort, especially for those who suffer from asthma, severe allergies, and other respiratory issues. Dirt, dust, chemicals, and other harmful contaminants can enter your home from outdoors and start to affect the air you and your family breathe.
In fact, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air pollution is one of the top five environmental health risks. That is why it is important to take steps toward improving your indoor air quality in order to maintain home comfort and keep you and your family safe and healthy.
How to Improve Indoor Air Quality
There are many ways that you can reduce the buildup of allergens in your home and work to improve indoor air quality:
- Regularly change your air filters. Dirty or clogged air filters do not work as efficiently to trap dirt, dust, and other pollutants from circulating through your air.
- Get a duct cleaning. Dirt and dust accumulates in your air ducts over time. A duct cleaning helps to remove the debris that has piled up in your HVAC system.
- Keep your home clean. Vacuum any carpets, drapes, or furniture in your home regularly and try to avoid chemical products when cleaning other areas of your home.
By making an effort to improve indoor air quality, those with respiratory conditions can help reduce allergy symptoms and asthma triggers.
Home Comfort Options for Allergy Sufferers
Those who suffer from asthma or severe allergies may want to consider upgrading their home comfort system in order to further reduce their exposure to allergens and enhance their indoor air quality. There are a variety of different HVAC upgrade options to improve home comfort:
- Air Purifiers – These devices are designed to remove more of the contaminants from your home air than a traditional air filter. Air purifiers trap dust mites, pet dander, mold, and other harmful chemicals before they have a chance to circulate in your home air.
- Ultraviolet Lights – UV lights can also help disinfect the air in your home. These lights kill germs, mold and other harmful microorganisms that can live in your evaporator coil and duct system.
- Dehumidifier and Humidifiers –If your home air is too dry or too humid, it can cause breathing problems for those with respiratory issues, but these devices help you gain better control over humidity levels in your home for optimal home comfort.
If you need help finding the right home comfort solutions for you, contact the experts at Hader Solutions. We would love to help you improve your indoor air quality and make your house more comfortable for you and your family.