April 11, 2011
You know you are in Charlotte when your car is covered in pollen just hours after you wash it! It is so bad in fact that many people actually develop allergy problems after moving here from other parts of the country. Charlotte is fairly well known for this and The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America ranked Charlotte third on its list of most challenging US cities to live in with allergies.
In an earlier post we discussed the medical importance of indoor air quality but we didn't really touch on the comfort factor. With the average person spending nearly 90% of their time indoors that is of utmost importance. If you are suffering from allergy symptoms you may want to research a filtration system for your home or office.
The following filtration systems are great solutions for allergy sufferers:
High Efficiency Particulate Arresting (HEPA): Although initial costs can be higher than other filters, the HEPA filter effectively removes a larger percentage of pollen and many asthma and allergy-causing pollutants.
Media Air Cleaners: These cleaners are ideal for allergy sufferers and for people who simply wish to breathe clean air. A professionally installed media air cleaner can help rid your home of dust, dust mites, pet dander, mold spores, pollen, bacteria, viruses, smoke and more!
Air Purification Systems: An air purification system cleans the air in your home better than any other single system you can buy. It is the only single indoor air quality system to attack all three classes of indoor air contaminants:
• Small, breathable particles such as dust, dirt, pollen and allergens
• Airborne mold spores, bacteria and viruses
• Odors and chemical vapors
For more information on these filtration systems and other air quality products check out the indoor air quality page on our website.
If you live in the Charlotte area and would like to consult with a professional about your indoor air quality call us at (704) 321-9250. We would love to be of service to you!