According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, allergies are the sixth-leading cause of chronic illness in the United States. In fact, more than 50 million Americans suffer symptoms caused by allergies each year, and it costs the country more than $18 billion annually. If you want to keep allergens out of your home in Rincon, Georgia, this spring and summer, perform the following three tasks to improve your indoor air quality.
Check and Change Your Air Filter
There are two devices that can remove particles from and clean the air, including mechanical air filters. These air filters, which your heating and cooling system uses, remove particles from the air by trapping them on filter materials.
When possible, use a high efficiency particulate air filter. Unlike a conventional air filter, which can only trap particles 10.0 microns or larger, a HEPA filter can remove particles as small as 0.3 microns, including smaller allergens like smoke, pollen, dust and pet dander.
Invest in Air Purifiers and Other Advanced Technologies
Arming your home with an air purifier, which also uses a HEPA filter, is another way to build a defense system against attacking allergens. Using an electrical charge to kill 13 harmful household pathogens, an air purifier can remove more than 95 percent of the airborne irritants in your home. If you want to optimize your indoor air quality even more, consider investing in UV lamps, a ventilator and a whole-home dehumidifier, too.
Place These Plants Around Your Home
Place these plants around your home for fresher air and allergy relief.
- Areca Palm
- Bamboo Palm
- Lady Palm
- Peace Lily
For more information about how to improve your IAQ to help with allergy symptoms, or if you’d like to purchase an air filtration product, read on about implementing these natural remedies to help with indoor air quality or contact us at 912-826-0225.