If you suffer from seasonal allergies or other allergy/sinus issues due to airborne allergens, likely air filters have been recommended to you at some point. Air filters are designed to clean the air in your home by capturing airborne allergens, toxins, and other pollutants. This is a boon for people with asthma or other respiratory issues, as well as a way to protect your home from mold spores. It can also help you avoid some of the symptoms that come from seasonal or other allergies. Here are just a few allergens that air filters can eliminate:
Pollen is perhaps the worst offender when it comes to seasonal allergies. Pollen is a male fertilizing agent found in plants like flowers, trees, and weeds. It comes in the form of fine powder, often yellow, and can be carried through the air either by bees in the process of pollination or by wind. Often, this gets into the ventilation system of your home and you find yourself breathing it in even inside. It can also attach to your clothes or hair. Air filters help to capture pollen so that it doesn’t float freely throughout your home.
If you’ve ever had to dust a shelf, you’re probably well aware of the effect dust has on your allergies. It’s hard to really dust in your home without sneezing or at least a nose twitch. Household dust can be a combination of dead skin, carpet fibers, and soil tracked in from outside. When a surface is neglected, dust can build up quickly. Again, an air filter can help to keep dust buildup at bay by capturing dust and keeping it out of the air you breathe in your home.
#3 Pet Dander
We love the furrier members of our family, but we don’t always love how much they shed. It doesn’t take long for your home to be coated in cat or dog hair, even when you’re careful about your furniture and you sweep and vacuum regularly. And pet dander can wreak havoc on your sinuses if left unchecked. Air filters save you some of the work of having to constantly rid your home of pet dander by eliminating it from the air, so you and your pets can enjoy your home.
Can an air filter help keep your allergies down this year? Contact Service Champions today for more information on what air filters can do for you.