By: Brian Schutt
If you’re like me, you don’t need someone on television talking about the pollen count in the morning. Take that first step outside, and your nose, eyes, and sometimes your entire body tells you it’s high. Airborne spring allergies affect around 50 million people in the United States, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. And the number is growing, with 30 percent of adults and 40 percent of children suffering from some form of allergies, with more people being diagnosed each year.
While things like pollen count, ragweed, and other major airborne allergens fluctuate throughout the year, Indiana’s climate and plant life make our area one of the worst for allergy sufferers. And as you’ll see in the map below, Indianapolis is at the heart of what I call the “allergy belt” in the United States.
Indoor Air Quality Solutions for Spring Allergies
While medicine or shots are the only way to give your body full-time relief, the HVAC industry does offer some solutions that can provide relief while you’re in your home.
Indoor Air Quality products work on all types of heating and cooling equipment. Depending on the severity and type of allergy issue that you or someone in your home suffers from, there will likely be a cost-effective solution for you.
Best Indoor Air Quality Product for Severe Allergies
Severe allergies require a major solution, and nothing gets more major than the Infinity Air Purifier. With Carrier’s patented Capture & Kill technology, the Infinity Air Purifier captures 95 percent of airborne particles down to .30 microns in size.
What’s that mean to you? This system will target the stuff in the air you can’t see and take it out of the air so you aren’t inhaling it.
Best Indoor Air Quality Product for a Small Space
If you live in a smaller home, condo, or apartment and you don’t have the room to fit something like the Carrier Infinity Air Purifier, you should consider turning to the GPS. The Global Plasma Solution uses negative and positive charged ions that attach to airborne particles and pathogens, keeping them from making it into the air. GPS products mount inside your furnace or air handler, using only a small amount of electricity to operate.
Both of these air purifiers can be installed by a Homesense Heating & Cooling technician. Beat your spring allergies this year by contacting us to schedule an appointment.