If you or members in your family suffer from allergies, you’re not alone. In the US, 50 million people suffer from allergies, making it the 6th leading cause of chronic illness (with an annual cost of more than $18 billion dollars)! More than 24 million people in the US have asthma and these conditions are often triggered by plants in the spring, summer, and fall. Doesn’t leave much time for relief throughout the year.
One of the very best things you can do to improve the quality of your air at home is install air conditioning. AC constantly circulates air through filters, allowing you to close windows and doors to prevent pollen and dust from entering. Bonus points, you won’t need to dust quite as frequently! This also means a reduction in pet hair and dander circulating in the air. We take 23,000 breaths a day and you deserve the very best from the air in your home.
If you or family members are particularly sensitive to air quality, there are additional purifying systems that can be added to air conditioners. It’s also a great idea to clean AC units more frequently than would be required with no pets.
For more specific ways to address your allergies, consult the ACAAI.