Spring Sneezes: How Insulation Can Help Eliminate Seasonal Allergies
Spring can feel like a time of renewal for many El Dorado Hills residents, but for a large number of homeowners with seasonal allergies, spring can also be a time of great irritation. With the warming weather comes more allergen production, meaning more watering eyes, stuffy noses, constant sneezing, and general discomfort for allergy sufferers. Outside allergens such as dander, pollen, and dust can all cause mild irritation in the average person, but if you suffer from seasonal allergies or asthma, these factors can have a drastic impact on your overall health.
Some allergy sufferers may attempt to avoid allergens by staying indoors. Unfortunately, the indoors can be even more polluted than the outdoors! Here’s how:
The Cause of Indoor Allergens
It’s estimated that the average American spends about 90% of their time indoors. For this reason, indoor air quality is incredibly important. The air quality in your home, however, is often affected by certain factors that you may be unaware of. Factors like excess moisture, dander, dust, mold, and noxious gases can not only diminish your overall health, but can also aggravate your allergy symptoms. In addition to this, outdoor allergens can often seep into your home through small cracks and gaps and can be carried throughout your home by your HVAC system’s ductwork. Today it is estimated that 47.1 million people struggle with allergies and 15% of allergy sufferers are actually allergic to certain parts of their own homes.
It may seem impossible to avoid contact with these allergens, but there is something you can do.
The Spray Foam Insulation Answer
Spray foam insulation is incredibly effective in preventing the spread of allergens inside of your home. Spray foam has a higher R-value, meaning it is very effective at slowing heat transfer. Additionally, spray foam acts as an air and moisture barrier, which prevents outside air from leaking into your home, and inside heat from leaking out. By sealing your home’s envelope in this way, you can lower the allergens levels in your home and significantly improve the health of you and your family.
Interested in taking this next step to eliminating allergens this spring? CES has the expertise and experience to help make your implementation process both quick and easy. Our staff is highly trained and our services are highly effective at reducing indoor allergens.