Friday, May 6, 2011

Spring Allergy Season is Here!

It's May in the Midwest and we have had a colder and wetter than average year so far. The trees are starting to bloom out in full now, and with all the growth, spring allergies are ramping up.
Did you know that your indoor air can be up to five times more polluted than the air outside your home? Because of the new tightly constructed homes with better insulation, the energy efficiency improves, but the home can be starved of fresh air. This allows stale, polluted air to recirculate through your heating and cooling system and it could spread potentially harmful airborne contaminants thoughout your home.  A single germ can multiply eight million times in just one day!
Common asthma and allergy triggers that may cause attacks include dust, strong fumes, smoke and other inhaled irritants. Eliminating the the triggers can help sufferers control their symptoms.
If you have allergies and you do not have an air purifier or a ultraviolet germicidal light as part of your heating and cooling system you might want to consider adding them.
Happy Spring to Everyone! And Happy Mother's Day too!