Heating Specialists Work to Relieve Symptoms for Allergy Sufferers This Fall
After a long hot summer with record temperatures, many are looking forward to the relief that comes with the cooler weather of fall. Unfortunately, others are seeking relief from the allergy symptoms they are experiencing.
The main culprit of the season, ragweed, typically does not cause much trouble in the dry Arizona heat, but above average rainfall is setting those who live in the Valley up for a more severe fall allergy season than normal. In fact, Phoenix ranked #75 on a list of the most challenging places to live with allergies in fall 2012, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)1. This is a significant increase from its spot at #91 in 2011.
Unfortunately, you may not realize that millions of allergen air particles are lurking in your home, causing you to suffer from the typical coughing, sneezing, runny nose, and watery eye symptoms, among others. While you may only think of your heating company for heating and cooling needs, they can also provide invaluable indoor air quality solutions. Check out these suggestions from the experts at Mason Mechanical on how you can relieve discomforting allergy symptoms.
Install an Air Cleaner or Humidifier
You may have a portable air purifier in your home, but did you know that you can have a whole-home air cleaning system installed into your existing HVAC system to remove up to 99.98% of airborne irritants? Likewise, the installation of a humidifier can help to control the particles which aggravate your symptoms. Dry air allows dust to accumulate and air with too much moisture can allow mold to grow, but a humidifier can help you control the humidity at a level that is just right.
Get an HVAC System Tune-Up
When you think of the benefits of having HVAC maintenance performed on your heating and cooling systems, things such as improved efficiency and energy savings may come to mind. Another great benefit is improved indoor air quality. This is because your system will be properly cleaned, removing allergens from within, which are circulated throughout your home when in use. A tune-up is also likely to detect the presence of mold within your system.
Clean On a Regular Basis
While a heating contractor can help you with the above suggestions, this one is all on you. It is recommended to dust the surfaces in your home and vacuum your floors at least once a week in order to remove allergens from your space. Contact Mason Mechanical to learn more about our maintenance plans.
TIP: Be sure to wear a protective face mask (like a surgeon’s mask) to prevent the inhalation of allergens, dust and pet dander while cleaning.