EveryÂ year around this time many peopleâ€™s allergies start acting up and they end upÂ M-I-S-E-R-A-B-L-E. A stuffy nose is theÂ least of it. Pressured, poundingÂ sinuses, sneezing and scratchy throats are the worst and most people turn toÂ OTC medications to provide relief from allergies. Many who sufferÂ are discovering that improving their indoor air qualityÂ can make a huge difference in their ability to deal with allergies. Plus, theyÂ donâ€™t have to take medications that make them drowsy orÂ unable to safely driveÂ or operate heavy machinery.
SoÂ whatâ€™s behind indoor air quality and how do you improve it?
Thereâ€™sÂ a lot of â€œstuffâ€ floating around in the air around you that you can’tÂ see,Â unless of course youÂ have a microscope.Â Some of these particles or things are big- like dust mites, large piecesÂ of dust and dander. From there, the sizeÂ of the stuff gets smaller down to the particulate level that is literallyÂ microscopic. To fight allergies, youÂ have to try and eliminate all sizes of allergens in the air inside your home.
AssumingÂ youâ€™ve already changed your furnace filters, start with a good cleaning of yourÂ HVAC systems ducts. At Stramowski, weÂ use a superior â€œRoto-Brushâ€ system that actually scrubs the inside of yourÂ ducts while a strong, industrial- grade vacuumÂ sucks all of the large debris out of your homeâ€™s system. This is yourÂ first line of defense, and remember that your ducts may be caked with dust onÂ the inside, so do something about it.
Next,Â consider a media air cleaner which takes your furnace filters up a level makingÂ them work harder to remove floating dust and other objects from your air.Â TheÂ third level is installing an ultra violet air purification system. This process uses ultra violet light to cleanÂ your air and remove particles.Â TheÂ fourth and final method is to install a Plasma System. Plasma systems, like the Vortex by GlobalÂ Plasma Systems is a very small device attached to your furnace that electronically charges ions making them cling toÂ microscopic particles inÂ your air. As a result, the chargedÂ particulates can be captured in a filter and removed from the air stream. ThisÂ provides the ultimate defense for allergy sufferers. Best yet, once installed, it rarely needsÂ servicing and works around the clock to help you breath easier.Â Finally,Â Stramowski highly recommends that when going to bed, moveÂ your street clothesÂ toÂ another room other than yourÂ bedroom. Your clothing can harbor allergens andÂ when you take off your clothes in the bedroom, they can shake lose and floatÂ around making for a miserable nightâ€™s sleep.
If you wantÂ to breath a little easier during allergy season, have Stramowski evaluate the air quality ofÂ your home and take steps towards removing unwanted allergens from yourÂ airspace. Your lungs will thank you.