Enjoying the beautiful spring weather isn’t easy when you have allergies. Pollen and certain grasses can force some people to spend the day inside. Your home should be a place of relief, and dealing with indoor allergic reactions can be a constant problem. Many professionals recommend whole-home humidifiers as a way to improve indoor air quality. Below is a helpful guide to these products.
How Do Allergens Enter My Home?
It only takes an open window or door to allow allergens into your home. On high pollen count days, they can also travel on your clothing, possessions, and even your pet’s fur. Once inside, these airborne particles will circulate in your HVAC system, leading to lower indoor air quality. Contaminants easily spread throughout your home, making allergy relief feel impossible.
How Does a Whole-Home Humidifier Prevent Allergies?
Humidifiers add moisture to the air on days when the humidity levels in an area are especially low. By increasing the amount of water vapor in the air, these indoor air quality appliances alleviate dryness, nasal discomfort, inflammation, and other common allergy symptoms. By moistening the nasal cavity, they also make it easier for you to expel the troubling allergens. It’s crucial to find the right balance, however, as dust mites and mold—common allergens—prefer humid conditions.
Whole-home humidifiers are attached to your ductwork, usually in the attic. Depending on the type of unit, they then monitor humidity levels and will either use steam or evaporation channels to increase or decrease humidity levels accordingly. Treated air is then circulated throughout your home, leading to allergy relief and allergen prevention.