5 Tips to Save Yourself From Sneezing Fits This Winter
The temperature is dropping, the wind is blowing, and you’ve decided to stay indoors where it’s warm and toasty. The more time you spend inside, the more you rely on your HVAC system to keep you comfortable. Seeking refuge indoors may seem like a no-brainer to allergy sufferers, and your home can protect you from the harsh cold that blasts you each time you leave your front door. If your home’s not properly equipped, however, indoor air quality can be spotty at best. Your home can’t protect you from allergens that keep you awake at night, coughing and sneezing, without a little help from you!
Not to worry, there are ways you can stop sneezing by making a few small changes to your HVAC system! Here are a few ways your HVAC can help keep you from sneezing at the peak of seasonal allergy season:
Make Sure You Replace Your Filters
There are many irritants and nuisances threatening to infect the air you breathe each and every day. Pollen, dust, and other allergens all enter your home through your HVAC system’s air intake vent. Most systems have a series of filters in place to catch these contaminants, reducing the number of sneeze-inducing allergens that invade your home. However, the filters can, and will, clog. Change your filters every few months.
Check & Clean Your Ducts
Another factor in the air quality of your home is your ducts. If your air ducts aren’t clean, the air you breathe inside your home is actually more polluted than the air outside. You’re not only inhaling dust, but you could also be drawing fungi and bacteria into your body with each breath you take. It’s a terrifying thought, but can be fixed and prevented. We come and inspect your ducts to make sure your home is safe and comfortable for you and your entire family.
Don’t Forget the Humidifier
When the air in your home is too dry, as it so often is in Texas, it can wreak havoc on your nasal passages. Many allergy sufferers forget about low humidity. Dry air can lead many people to experience sneezing fits, runny noses and even seasonal coughs. You don’t want to spend the rest of the winter hiding from the cold with inflamed and irritated nasal passages that make it harder to breathe and produce sneezing fits and clogged noses!
Breathing in air at the proper humidity level will drastically help reduce your uncomfortable nasal symptoms by putting some much-needed moisture back into your body. Breathe deep and comfortably, with no unwanted sneeze attacks by equipping your home with a whole house humidifier. Your nose will thank you.
Adding a whole-house humidifier will keep these symptoms at bay. It also helps you control the amount of moisture in your home. Tiger Services will assess your home’s existing HVAC system to find the perfect humidifier for your space.
Consider a Do-It-All System
If you’re interested in a whole-home purification system, we recommend Aprilaire. It’s a state-of-the-art filtration system that also allows control of humidity, temperature, and other indoor air quality factors.
Use A Programmable Thermostat
A constantly running HVAC uses a lot of energy to keep your home at an ideal temperature, even when you’re not home to enjoy it. Setting your temperature might seem like a simple day-to-day task, but it’s important.
Consider installing a smart thermostat like the Train 824 system. With the Trane 824 thermostat, you keep the temperature in your home steady and consistent. You save on energy bills and don’t give mold and mildew a chance to grow in a house that accidentally got way too hot. The Trane 824 thermostat is accessed from anywhere via your smartphone. You can schedule different temperatures for different times throughout the day. Another plus, it also helps remind you to change your filters, which is extremely important for your air quality. Get both quality and convenience with the Trane 824 thermostat, and kiss unpredictable interior temperature goodbye.
We at Tiger Services care about your comfort and health. We know that air quality is a huge part of keeping your house safe for you and your family. Don’t suffer from allergens, dust and bacteria. Don’t spend your days suffering from sneezing fits and irritated nasal passages. Do something to make your home more safe and comfortable by contacting us today.