More often than not, you wake up with a sore throat, a sinus headache and voice that stings when you talk. You feel like you spent the night fronting Metallica in a smoky bar — not sleeping.
Your coworkers notice that you constantly seem to be coughing, sniffing or blowing your nose—like you’re always getting over a cold. Sometimes you overhear them gossiping about it. You’re embarrassed, sure, but what can you do?
If someone so much as sneezes in your house, you get sick. And you stay sick for weeks, afflicted with post nasal drip and sinus headaches. You suspect you may have the worst immune system in the world.
Sound like you?
If so, you’ve probably been to an Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) specialist or an allergist for a diagnosis of:
- Chronic Sinusitis
- All of the above
Having healthy air is important if you suffer from asthma.
Increasingly, ENTs and allergists are recognizing the impact of home air quality on our respiratory health. They know, when we breathe polluted air, we get sick and stay sick. For real relief, some medical professionals encourage a holistic approach that includes support from an HVAC expert.
You don’t need to accept the uncomfortable and embarrassing symptoms of your illness—relief is possible. Learn about One Hour Air’s whole-house solutions to feel better for life.
Bad Air: Making Sick…Sicker
You might be surprised to learn that in-home air is on average 2-5 times more polluted than the air outside. Constant exposure to polluted indoor air worsens the symptoms of allergies, asthma, and chronic sinusitis.
- Sinus congestion
- Postnasal drip
- Excess mucus
- Coughing/clearing your throat
- Shortness of breath
- Weakened immune system
Effective treatment of all three of those respiratory illnesses takes place in the HVAC system as well as the doctor’s office.
One Hour Air offers three whole-house solutions that can mean real relief. You can match the system to your symptoms or use all three at once.
Let’s dig in.
Solution One: MicroPower Guard
The One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Toms River exclusive MicroPower Guard is an indoor air cleaner effective enough to remove 97% of particles from the air. The average filter you use now only blocks about 50% of air pollutants.
A Micropower guard is more effective than this.
Exclusive to One Hour Air, the MicroPower Guard uses innovative electromagnetic technology to clear the air. An electrical current charges the MicroPower Guard, creating a magnetic field that permanently traps the particles on a disposable filter pad.
Those 97% percent of particles include:
That 47% difference means extra wear and tear on your respiratory system. That’s not healthy for anyone. For someone with a pre-existing condition, the damage is multiplied.
When those irritants come into contact with your body, they cause harm.
In your nasal passages, the irritants create the nasty mucus you hate.
In your lungs, the particulates constrict your airways, causing asthma.
What wouldn’t you give for less mucus, less congestion, and less asthma?
- Chronic Sinusitis
Solution Two: Whole House Humidifier
Attaching to your HVAC system, a whole-house humidifier releases moisture into the home’s air, using the duct system. A large-scale version of a typical vaporizing humidifier, a whole-house unit disperses the moisture evenly to each room. While vaporizing humidifiers can serve as a breeding ground for bacteria, a whole-house unit is 100% sanitary.
Irrigating the nasal passages reduces swelling, allowing congestion to drain. It might sound counterintuitive but when your nasal passages are wet, the mucus you hate so much can finally dry out.
Know how a sauna eases your sinusitis? A whole-house humidifier operates on the same principle except you can get the benefit for longer than 20 minutes at a time.
Warm healthy air
Same Principle, way less hot.
Adding any amount of extra moisture to the air helps with the symptoms of sinusitis. However, experts suggest that maintaining home air at 40% relative humidity creates the best results. Only a steam whole house humidifier can consistently achieve the optimal 40% relative humidity. When temperatures are in the 35 – 45-degree range, another top of the line humidifiers have difficulty achieving that optimal level.
Read more about the benefits of irrigated nasal passages from the Mayo Clinic.
- Chronic Sinusitis
Solution Three: OxyQuantum® UV
A UV light-powered germ destroyer. The OxyQuantum® UV mounts in your HVAC system, eliminating airborne bacteria, using the sterilizing power of UV light.
If you have a respiratory illness, you know how much worse a cold makes it. The symptoms of cold generally last between 7-10 days, but in people with a respiratory illness, those symptoms can hang around for close to a month.
Eliminating airborne illness is a major component of maintaining healthy air.
No way around it. When you have a chronic illness, you’re easy prey for the common cold. Now you can fight back with some advanced technology.
- Immune System
Sinus headaches, nasal congestion, sore throats, and shortness of breath — your illness makes you miserable and sometimes embarrassed. You don’t have to live this way forever.
Since polluted indoor air is the norm in MOST American households, you’ve probably never experienced the benefits of healthy air. Treating your home quality air could bring you a level of relief you never imagined.
The MicroPower Guard, a whole-house humidifier, and the OxyQuantum® UV stand as top-of-the-line solutions. Talk to your specialist about a holistic treatment plan, both in the doctor’s office and in your HVAC system.
Contact us at (732) 355-3959 to bring one of our solutions to your home, and for all of your HVAC needs.