As a result, your air quality suffers, keeping in dust, dust mites, pollen, pet dander and harmful VOCs circulating in the air you breathe. Without an air purification system, all of these allergens and contaminants continue to get recirculated day after day. Because this has a direct impact on your health, it’s important to find ways to reduce harmful allergens in the air. You can improve air quality to help fight the symptoms of allergies using these tips.
You Might Have Allergies and Not Know It
Often people suffer from allergies and don’t even know it. In fact, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI), up to 30% of the population suffers from allergies. Most people associate allergies with pets, or outdoor sources from grass to pollen. However, your home is filled with all kinds of allergens you can breathe in every day including dust and dust mites. If you have pets, or even if prior owners of your home had pets, your home can be filled with pet dander, hair and fur that can lead to irritation.
Other allergens commonly found in London, KY homes include fungus, molds, mildew, and dangerous chemicals known as volatile organic compounds (VOC) released from paints, and other household items such as flooring. Another issue is that your symptoms might not be what you expect. While many people associate sneezing with allergies, you can suffer other symptoms including itchy eyes, respiratory issues, skin issues and more. Your best defense is to avoid allergens altogether, so you don’t suffer from symptoms and also avoid developing new allergies.
How to Improve Air Quality
There are a number of steps you can take to improve air quality including:
Install an Air Purifier
One last option is the ionic air purifier which makes allergens heavier using negative ions, so the allergens are easier to clean up from your surfaces. But this takes more work on your part. Newer units offer the benefits of all these air purification systems providing a triple threat for allergens. Although these tend to be more expensive, they work as a single unit with your HVAC system.
Clean Air Ducts
Get in touch with the team at Kentucky Climate Control today for more information on the products and services they offer to improve indoor air quality.