4 Devices To Improve Allergies
Did you know the air in your home could be affecting your health? According to Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, in humid climates such as occurs in the southern states, biological air pollutants such as animal dander, dust mites, and other allergens affect your health and allergies more than any other indoor pollutant. The university further goes on to suggest that biological air pollutants are best eliminated through the use of systems that can provide clean fresh air. These systems may include humidifiers, purifiers, filters and dehumidifiers. In this blog, we will explain how indoor systems can improve allergies and keep you and other residents healthy!
Depending on which climate you live in, your home may require a humidifier or dehumidifier. Both can be beneficial for your health in the correct setting. Humidifiers add moisture to the air to prevent dryness for many parts of the body, such as skin, nose, throat, and lips. Using a humidifier can soothe irritation and inflammation caused by allergens in the air. Specific allergies this system can be beneficial to are nasal congestion and mucus production. Although humidifiers do not remove the allergens in your air, it can help reduce the symptoms you may be enduring.
Dehumidifiers do the exact opposite of a humidifier. Dehumidifiers remove moisture from the air. This system is important in humid climates because it can dry excessively moist areas where some allergens grow and thrive, such as mold, mildew, and dust mites. These allergens can flare allergies and be dangerous for your health. Although it does not remove allergens from the air, it can prevent more from forming.
Air purifiers can help reduce allergies and improve health by removing unwanted particles. This portable device uses a filter and fan to intake and remove particles and produce clean air back into the room. This process improves allergies as the purifier cycle continuously increases indoor air quality. An air purifier could be a smart investment to improve the air you are breathing in your home and your health.
Much like an air purifier, an air filter’s job is to remove allergens and particles from the air. Air filters trap pollutants, which results in allergy relief. There are different types of air filters with different minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) ratings. The higher the rating, the more particles the filter will catch. However, a higher rating can affect your air conditioner and increase your energy bills, so consult your Anchor Air technician to determine the best air filter for your health and AC system. It is important to note that air filters should be changed every 90 days or sooner if you have indoor pets. A clogged air filter will cause your allergies to flare, so it is important for your health to maintain a clean filter.
Our main concern is keeping our clients healthy and comfortable. If you struggle with allergies, consider investing in one of these systems. Give us a call with any questions, we are here to help you breathe easy.
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