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Air Filtration for Allergies and Pollen in Central Texas

Air Filtration for Allergies and Pollen in Central Texas

Millions of Americans suffer from allergies and can even develop sensitivities to new irritants later in life. Outside of medication or moving to a more agreeable climate, air filtration is one of the best options available for treating allergy symptoms. Modern HVAC units can be outfitted with equipment that filters many common pollens and dust.

Air Filtration Options for Allergy Relief

During allergy season there is an abundance of pollen and mold outside making those with allergies suffer from runny noses and red, puffy eyes. The one place everyone should be able to get relief from the constant irritation is at home, but did you know that the air in your homes can actually have more pollutants and allergens than the air outside? Air filtration systems can make a world of difference in the health and well-being or allergy sufferers.

Options for central home air filtration:
  • Air Filters - One way to combat pollen, dust, and mold allergies is to use advanced air filters in conjunction with your central air conditioning and heating unit. Regularly replacing filters every one or two months will help allergy sufferers reduce reactions in the home. Of course, outside of the home is another story. However, regular HVAC maintenance and quality filters can help guarantee good sleep and quality breathing. More advanced respiratory issues, like asthma, requires medication though improvement air filtration can also help. Discuss any health related issues with a doctor.
  • UV light - New techniques become available every year to improve the air quality of your home. One of the more exciting recent developments is the use of ultraviolet light to remove tiny particles from the air. This material is often small enough to pass through residential filters. The light is not especially powerful but it does destroy some bacteria and pollen. Such products should be used along with traditional filters.

Common Allergens and Pollen Types in Austin

As a result of Austin’s long and proud culture of environmental protection, there is a lot of natural plant and wildlife in the area. Which type of pollen is currently assaulting your senses will depend on the time of year.

  • Spring - In the spring, oak pollen has a heavy presence in the air.
  • Summer - By summer, grass and weeds become more common, impacting the greatest number of people. Ragweed and dandelions also cause problems during the later summer months and into the fall. While most of Austin’s residents enjoy the city’s temperate climate, it also leads to nearly year round pollination.
  • Winter - During the winter, cedar becomes the dominant pollen. Unlike other species, cedar pollen causes strong allergic reactions that can often mimic the flu.

Call Texas AC & Plumbing Specialist at (512) 580-7551 or contact us online to learn more about our air filtration options in Austin!


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