5 Common Indoor Allergens and How Air Purification Works
Allergies bring on symptoms like sneezing, congestion or a runny nose. While medication can help reduce those symptoms, it’s best to manage the indoor allergens that are causing the problem in the first place. These allergens contribute to common indoor allergens.
- Dust mites are microscopic insects that feed on flakes of human skin. They’re also the number one trigger of allergy and asthma symptoms. Because mites love human skin flakes, they thrive in bedding, carpeting, furniture, and other areas where these flakes settle.
- Mold spores release into the air and spread everywhere. Almost any home, no matter how clean it is, can have spores sitting on most surfaces. For people allergic to these spores, it can be a nightmare. Preventing mold growth is critical since certain kinds of mold can actually be toxic.
- Pet dander can trigger asthma and allergy symptoms. Certain people are allergic to the dander from animals. Some are allergic to cats only, while others have problems with dogs. Still others seem to have an allergic reaction to any pet within the home.
- Cockroaches and their debris is a common allergy trigger in southern states like Florida. If you see one of these insects in your home, you may have a full colony of them living in the walls. Call an exterminator to handle the problem.
- Pollen can get into your home, no matter how diligent you are about closing windows and doors. When pollen counts are high outside, they’re definitely high inside.
How an Air Purification System Helps
Regular air filters can’t capture the majority of microscopic allergens. If you really want to get rid of these indoor allergens, you need an air purification system installed in your home. An air purifier can filter out up to 95 percent of allergens. Once an allergen trapped, the purifier uses an electrical charge to incinerate it.
Learn more about adding an air purification system to your home with Merritt Heating & Air Conditioning or call us at 904-240-4038.
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