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How Seasonal Allergies Can Affect Your Health

April 4, 2022 | Blog

Spring is officially here, meaning it’s seasonal allergy season. We want to ensure you breathe the best air possible. What if we told you there is a way to lower your risk of catching seasonal allergies this spring? Foulks Southern Air has the perfect Hammond air quality solutions for your home.

Throughout this blog, we want to explain indoor air quality (IAQ) and why it is vital to stay aware of your home’s air quality. We also want to show you some signs of poor indoor air quality and how you can keep your home’s IAQ at a reasonable level.

What Is Indoor Air Quality?

Indoor air quality is the level of air pollutants inside a building. During the spring grass and tree pollen are highest in the Hammond area. Indoor air quality directly affects the health and well-being of those in your home. If you have poor IAQ, you will begin to see it as a health issue. Because IAQ directly affects health, homeowners must be on top of their IAQ.

Signs of Poor Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality can appear in your home in many different ways. Hopefully, by showing you the signs of poor IAQ, you are more equipped to realize these signs and call us for IAQ testing.

Random Allergy Flare-ups

It may not just be the weather that is causing your allergic reactions. When there are a lot of air pollutants in your home, your body will react to them the same way it does to allergies. Whenever you begin to sneeze or show any signs of allergic reactions, you may blame your home’s indoor air quality.

Coughing or Difficulty Breathing

Poor indoor air quality is most likely due to poor circulation and blocked air filters. With improper air circulation, you will begin to breathe dirty air full of air pollutants. These air pollutants will enter your respiratory system and cause breathing issues.

In some cases, poor IAQ can cause fatal health issues. If you are experiencing any type of breathing issues, seek medical attention and take action on your home’s IAQ.

Dust Build Up

With poor air circulation caused by blocked air filters, your home can begin to see a lot of dust build-up. Besides changing air filters, cleaning the dust around your house about once a week is also vital. The dust around your home can harbor air pollutants waiting to attack your immune system. Be sure to clean your carpets, drapes, bedding and any stuffed animals that can collect dust.

Ways to Improve Your IAQ

Homeowners can manage indoor air quality with the correct amount of care and attention. Even if your home’s IAQ is poor, there are ways to get it back to a reasonable level. Below are a few ways you can manage your IAQ.

Air Purifiers

Air purifiers are the perfect solution for homeowners looking to improve the IAQ of a particular area of their home. They are mainly helpful for smaller areas of your home, but are very powerful at making sure you breathe the best air possible.

Changing Your Air Filters

The air filters in your home are essential in keeping out air pollutants. If you own any pets or often keep your windows open, it is vital to check your air filters once every two weeks to ensure they do not need to be changed.

Home Wide Air Filtration

Whole-house air filtration systems are a simple way to improve the air quality in your home quickly. Our team at Foulks Southern Air specializes in installing house-wide air filtration. If you are interested in a stress-free solution to your home’s indoor air quality, give us a call to schedule a consultation!

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