Many people welcome spring and its warm weather with open arms. But if you are one of the millions of Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies, this time of the year can be a nightmare.
When the pollen count gets too high, many of us seek refuge in our homes, but sometimes even that isn’t enough. There are no trees in our bedrooms, yet we are still unable to escape the constant sneezing and sniffling.
So… why do you continue to suffer from outdoor allergies, even in the comfort of your own home?
It’s because the air in your home isn’t as clean as you think it is. In fact, in most cases, it is more polluted than the air outside. Allergens such as pollen, pet dander, dust, and mold can all be found in high quantities in most households.
Other far more dangerous toxins, such as formaldehyde and benzene, are also found in many homes across the United States. This occurrence, known as indoor air pollution, is under the radar of most people, but the danger is poses is very real.
In the short-term, these pollutants can cause symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, runny nose, and irritation in the eyes and throat – leading many to confuse indoor air pollution for allergies. However, long-term exposure to these toxins can lead to far more serious health concerns such as heart disease, lung cancer, and COPD.
If you live in Fairfax County, Virginia or the surrounding area, let the indoor air quality experts at Air Treatment Company help you clean up the air in your home. We offer a variety of solutions to combat indoor air pollution, including air filters, purification systems, and energy recovery ventilators. Visit us online or give us a call at (703) 270-0881 to schedule your appointment with one of our NATE-certified technicians.