It's bad enough that your loved ones who are allergic to pollen have to seek refuge indoors on warm, beautiful days. They shouldn't have to suffer the effects of pollen in the comfort of their own homes as well.
Many people stay indoors when pollen counts are high. Unfortunately, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), the air inside our homes can be up to ten times more polluted than outdoor air. The AAFA says six out of 10 people are exposed to pollen trapped indoors.
Symptoms of Pollen Allergies
Pollen is an aeroallergen (an allergen carried in the air), which can be produced by weeds, grasses and trees. Pollen triggers asthma and causes allergic rhinitis (AR)—also known as hay fever, outdoor allergies, seasonal allergies or nasal allergies.
Symptoms of AR include:
- Violent sneezing, coughing or wheezing
- Severe nasal or sinus congestion
- Itchy nose and throat
- Postnasal drip
- Swollen, watery and itchy eyes
- Dark circles under the eyes
- Difficulty breathing
"There are an estimated 42.6 million Americans living with hay fever and/or asthma. Eighty-seven percent of American homeowners are not aware that pollution may be worse inside their homes than outdoors."
-American Lung Association
Aprilaire Can Help You Get Relief from Pollen Allergies
Aprilaire can provide your family with whole-home indoor air quality solutions that can help remove pollen, making your home healthier—and more comfortable.
For example, our whole-home air purifiers can trap up to 99% of airborne pollen as well as mold and spore-sized particles, which can also trigger allergic reactions.
Use our solution finder or locate a dealer below to find out which Aprilaire solutions are right for you and your home.