It’s Allergy Season – Don’t Forget to Change That Air Filter!

If you’re like most Americans these days, you suffer from allergies when the seasons change.  While it has become an unfortunate annoyance, there are ways to help manage the severity within your living environment. We suggest changing your air filters regularly and take any steps you can to reduce allergens in your home to keep your family happy, healthy and sneezing less!

So what can you do to improve your indoor air quality by protecting against allergens, pollutants and toxins? To make your home safe and comfortable, Varsity installs purification systems and house-wide humidifiers to reduce allergy and asthma symptoms. They provide safer, cleaner air to breathe, help maintain comfortable humidity levels, reduce illness and provide peace of mind.

Recent reports show that over 95% of homes tested for air quality issues had at least one of the following six problems analyzed:

  • Particle allergens
  • Chemical pollutants
  • Carbon dioxide
  • Abnormal temperature
  • Humidification problems
  • High carbon monoxide levels

“Our staff at Varsity receives ongoing training on the latest and best air quality products available,” said Bob Bellini, President of Varsity Home Services. “We represent the leading manufacturers in air quality to ensure that the inside of your home is safe and comfortable. Our family wants to keep your family in the healthiest environment possible.”

An air filter is a great option, but before you purchase one, there are several measures you can take for allergy prevention.

  • Avoid carpeting and use smooth flooring.
  • If you have pets, keep them out of the bedroom, and certainly off the bed. Also try to keep them off furniture.
  • Use air conditioning in the warmer months to get rid of outdoor pollens or allergens.
  • Clean all air filters, air conditioner filters and duct filters at each change of season.
  • Keep your windows closed (at home and in the car).
  • Use hot water to remove dust mites from laundry.
  • Dust regularly and thoroughly.

The Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America suggests asking these questions before purchasing an air filter:

  • What substances will the cleaner remove from the air in my home? What substances will it not?
  • What is the efficiency rating of the cleaner in relation to the true HEPA standard?
  • Will the unit clean the air in a room the size of my bedroom every four to six minutes?
  • What is the device’s clean air delivery rate (CADR)? The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers rates air cleaners according to their clean air delivery rates (CADR), which indicate how much filtered air it delivers. There are different CADRs for tobacco smoke, pollen, and dust. The higher the numbers, the faster the unit filters air.
  • How difficult is it to change the filter? How often does it have to be changed? How much do filters cost? Are they readily available throughout the year?
  • How much noise does the unit make? Is it quiet enough to run while I sleep?

Varsity installs purification and whole-house systems made by today’s top manufacturers. Please contact us today for our recommendations and pricing details.