This time of year people in New Hampshire afflicted with allergies seem to be everywhere. From runny noses and itchy eyes to a chronic cough, if you or your loved one is affected by allergies you would probably do just about anything to get rid of them. One factor that is probably exacerbating your allergies that you may not have considered is your home’s indoor air quality.
There are particles in the air of your home, including pollen, dust and pet dander, that can easily trigger your allergies. Despite the cleanliness of your home, there is no way to eliminate all of the dust in the air. Similarly, if you have a shedding pet you may feel like it is a constant battle with the loose hair. Pollen may seem like an outdoor allergen, however this contaminant can easily blow in through open windows or be tracked in on the bottom shoes.
With so many allergens surrounding you in the home, you may wonder what you can do. Cleaning and regularly replacing the air filter on your system’s cooling unit can help. Controlling the humidity levels of your home can also go a long way to improving the air quality. Dust mites love moisture, but keeping the humidity levels around 30 – 50% will help to keep this under control.
There are also air cleaners available that range from inexpensive table-top models to whole-house systems. The decision on which is right for your home may depending on the severity of your allergies.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters
An air cleaner works as a sieve, filtering pollutants out of the air that it takes in, and then recirculating the clean air. If you are considering an air cleaner for your home look for High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters. These are designed to trap 99.97% of airborne contaminants that are larger than 0.3 microns.
Your allergies don’t have to debilitating. There are steps that you can take to remove the contaminants from your home, making this a more comfortable place for you and your family.
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