Spring and summer are a tough time of year when it comes to allergens, and kids are often especially susceptible to seasonal allergies. If you have a child who has asthma or allergic respiratory disease, however, seasonal allergies are more than just an inconvenience. They can cause serious respiratory inflammation.
As a parent, you want to do what you can to protect your child, even if it’s protecting them from allergies. Here, air filtration might be the key.
How it Helps
Air filtration is your first and best defense against allergens this season. Air filters are put in place through your HVAC system to keep allergens from getting into your air, contaminating your indoor air quality. You can’t control the allergens your child comes in contact with outside, but in your own home, they should be able to breathe safely. And since allergy season can make it hard to breathe already, a good air filtration system will offer someone in the throes of seasonal allergies a relief, through clean air and protection from further allergens.
If your child has asthma or allergic respiratory disease, it is especially important during spring and summer to have a fully functioning air filtration system, though the exact type you’ll need may vary.
Which Air Filtration System
There’s no one-size-fits-all when you’re searching for an air filtration system. Different systems will help in different ways. It also depends on how your child is affected by seasonal allergies. For instance, air cleaners like UV lamps can be especially helpful when it comes to minimizing the presence of outdoor allergens and viruses in your home. Cabinet air filters can also help, as well as clearing the air of mold and pet dander. Dehumidifiers can make it easier to breathe by drawing excess moisture from the air. And if your child has asthma, you might consider an in-duct air purifier, to stop problems with indoor air quality before they start.
It’s not always enough to just have an excellent air filtration system. You should also clean regularly and keep the floors as bare as possible to ensure that pet dander and other allergens don’t linger, especially during the spring and summer. Make sure no one skips their shower and clothes are washed regularly. You should also check on your air filtration to make sure it’s not clogged, as this will happen faster in the spring and summer than any other time of year. If you notice your air filter isn’t performing the way it should, contact an HVAC contractor to figure out the problem.
Indoor air quality is essential at this time of year, which is why Air Solutions in Bryan-College Station has so many options when it comes to improving indoor air quality. We also have 50 years of combined experience to make us experts on all things HVAC. Need more information about the benefits of air filtration for your home this summer? Contact us today for a quote on a new air filtration system.