June 1, 2019

Breathing Easy During Allergy Season

Many people in the St. Louis area probably think of Scott-Lee Heating Company as a choice for heating and cooling needs. However, we know that there is more to home comfort than temperature. The quality of the air in your home matters to your overall health and well-being. This is especially important during allergy season.

Common Allergy Season Impurities

If you have seasonal allergies, you know when the trees, flowers, and weeds are producing pollen. Your throat gets scratchy. Your nose gets runny. Your eyes get itchy. You may have headaches and trouble getting a good night’s sleep. It is even worse if you are prone to respiratory issues like asthma. The allergy season can be an uncomfortable time of coughing and wheezing.

Pollen is one of the worst irritants of the season. However, as the seasons change from spring to summer, new irritants crop up. The humid summer weather encourages household molds to grow and produce spores in damp areas. This moist weather also creates favorable breeding conditions for dust mites. After these little critters consume the dead skin cells around your home, they leave behind irritants that can cause an allergic reaction.

Home Air Quality Solutions

The technicians at Scott-Lee Heating Company are experts at handling indoor air quality. Some solutions are fairly low-tech. For example, the best way to handle common allergens is to prevent them from entering in the first place. Asking guests to leave their shoes by the entryway of your home prevents extra pollen from being tracked in. You will also want to sweep, vacuum and dust more often in this season.

For more serious solutions, our technicians can help. We can install air filtration and air cleaning systems that will pull dust and pollen out of the air as it travels through your home. Dehumidifiers can keep mold levels down during the humid season. We can also help you with ventilation systems that will make sure there is an exchange of stale, indoor air and fresh, outdoor air.

Scott-Lee Heating Company can help your home or business with all its heating, cooling, and air quality needs. It is our goal to keep you comfortable throughout the year. We also do metal work. Contact us today for a free consultation.