Brace yourself: Arizona is one of the worst state for allergies. You may already know this as your body battles through sickness every spring. The most common cause for dry, itchy eyes, running noses, and congestion may seem to be dust, but there are many plant-based allergens that pop up once the weather begins to heat up. Phoenix’s most common allergens are: mulberry, ash, mesquite, ragweed, Bermuda grass, mold, and animal dander.
Obviously, it is nearly impossible to avoid allergens altogether, but there are many things you can do to keep your allergy symptoms in check.
- Avoid spending long periods of time outdoors on high count allergen days. This will keep allergens out of your lunges.
- Wash clothes and anything you take outside so you don’t bring pollen and other allergens into your home.
- Change your air filter as recommended by your HVAC technician.
- Add humidifiers to your home to add moisture to your air and filter out allergy-causing particles.
- Install a whole-home air purification system. System options include:
- Air Cleaners
Air cleaners can improve your health by keeping your entire house cleaner, protect your furnishings and save you time and the aggravation of continuous dusting and cleaning. A whole-house cleaner can help provide relief from irritants – up to 40 times more efficiently than standard furnace filters.
- Air Purifiers
An air purifier whole-house air filtration system is the most effective air cleaning system available. It thoroughly cleans and filters out 99.98% of airborne allergens that pass through the system. It is up to 100 times more effective than a standard 1″ filter.
- UV Germicidal Lamps
With an Ultraviolet (UV) Germicidal Lamp you will not just remove airborne contaminants, you will destroy them. Mold and bacteria can easily grow on air conditioning coils as a result of normal condensation that takes place during the cooling process. A UV lamp kills them.
Any and all of these options can reduce your family’s allergies and keep particles out of your home. A home full of fresh, clean air will help you win the battle over allergies this year and for years to come.
Call us today to talk to a specialist about your indoor air quality needs.