Are You Allergic to Cigarette Smoke?

Is just one breath of smoke enough to ruin your day? As soon as the person next to you lights up, the first thing to cross your mind is the unpleasant memory of your last clash with secondhand smoke and the runny nose, sneezing, and congestion that followed. For some, the reaction to cigarette smoke closely resembles an allergic reaction, which leads them to believe that they have “smoke allergies”.

There are a lot of “smoke allergy” myths that actually make it harder to properly treat your condition. This article will help you tell if determine whether you are affected by “smoke allergies” and what you can do to better protect yourself from the illnesses associated with smoke exposure.

#1 Myth: “Allergic to Smoke”

No one is really allergic to smoke. A large number of people insist that they are allergic to smoke created by cigarettes or cigars, but the truth is that they have having an allergy-like reaction due to other health conditions. Understanding exactly why you feel like you are having allergy attack when around a smoker is the key to understanding how to prevent future symptoms.

Why do I say that there is no such thing as a smoke allergy? Because technically smoke is not an allergen – but it is an irritant. This little difference explains why most people feel no relief when they take antihistamine allergy medicine after exposure to smoke. The key to avoiding the problems caused by cigarette smoke is determining what type of sensitivity you have and how best to treat it.

Who is Prone to “Smoke Allergies”?

  • Children and Infants
  • Elderly Persons
  • People with allergy history (anyone with allergies, asthma, eczema, etc)
  • People exposed to heavy smoke for long periods of time

Sometimes people who are sensitive to tobacco smoke will also experience allergy-like symptoms when they encounter strong odors, perfumes, weather changes or temperature changes.

Symptoms of Cigarette Sensitivity

For some people, exposure to tobacco smoke can cause a list of symptoms:

  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Watery, burning eyes
  • Runny nose
  • Post nasal drip
  • Congestion
  • Shortness of breath
  • Headache

These symptoms appear shortly after exposure to cigarette smoke and last for hours afterward. In addition to these symptoms, people who are in smoky environments on a daily basis are more likely to experience constant respiratory infections like sinusitis and bronchitis as well as the development of wheezing and asthma.

Tobacco Smoke Exposure

A lit cigarette is capable of releasing over 4,000 different chemicals into the air (80 of these are known or suspected carcinogens). Sometimes avoiding situations where people are smoking is almost impossible. Often a family member will smoke indoors, or a public place like a bar or restaurant will allow smoking. Depending on the severity of your reaction, just the smell of smoke on someone’s clothing or in a room where someone had smoked can cause irritation. So, even though avoidance of tobacco smoke is the best method to prevent “smoke allergies”, it may not be a practical solution.

Two Main Types of Smoke Sensitivity

The best way to treat your “allergy” to smoke is by first identifying what sort of sensitivity you are experiencing. There are two forms of smoke sensitivity:

  • Smoke Aggravating Underlying Allergies: your body is weakened by smoke and begins reacting to all the tiny bits of pollen, dust and dander that usually would not have been a problem.
  • Vasomotor Rhinitis: this is a condition that has the exact same symptoms as allergic rhinitis (or nasal allergies), but cannot be treated by antihistamine allergy medicine.

Smoke-Aggravated Allergies:

An allergen is a small particle that is made up of proteins that the body mistakes for a dangerous intruder like a virus or other germ. Smoke contains tiny tar ash particles (you can see these particles in the form of a white cloud created by burning tobacco). But tar ash particles are not the same as a true allergen because they are not protein based, but a form of carbon.

Instead of being tagged as an allergen, smoke particles are classified as an irritant. Irritants can cause you quite a bit of discomfort, worsen illnesses like asthma and allergies, and cause other serious health problems. So, in medical terms, no one can really be allergic to smoke, but they can suffer complications to their existing allergies or other illness.

If you have allergies or allergic asthma, smoke can trigger an allergic reaction because it is putting an extra strain on your body and immune system. The speck of cat dander drifting through the air that would not have normally set off a violent reaction; but with the addition of tobacco smoke, your body can no longer handle the allergens. Asthma becomes dangerous when mixed with exposure to tobacco smoke-even deadly for some.

You are likely to experience complications to existing allergies if:

  1. You know that you are allergic to other things like pollen, pets, mold or dust mites.
  2. You have eczema or food allergies.

Treatment

  • Avoid as many situations as you can where you are exposed to smoke.
  • See an allergist to optimize your existing allergy treatment, or see if you have developed new allergies.
  • Run an air purifier to reduce the number of allergens in the air. Even a smaller, portable air filter like a home smoke eater is effective at removing allergens in guest rooms of smoking family members.

Vasomotor Rhinitis:

Vasomotor Rhinitis is a form of inflammation and irritation of the nasal area as well as the throat and eyes. Seasonal or indoor allergies are called “allergic rhinitis”. This condition is different from the allergic type because it is not caused by allergens. For this reason, Vasomotor Rhinitis is sometimes called “non-allergic rhinitis”. It causes many of the same symptoms that an allergic reaction would, but is caused by highly sensitive or excessive amounts of blood vessels in the delicate tissue of the sinus area. The symptoms you experience are trigger by your nervous system rather than allergens.

What this means is while another person may be able to tolerate cigarette smoke, a person with vasomotor rhinitis will experience a lot of discomfort with the same amount of smoke. So you are not overreacting when you complain about even small amounts of smoke – these small amounts REALLY ARE affecting you more severely than those around you.

In addition to cigarette smoke, often strong odors or weather conditions will also cause symptoms, so you may find that many aspects of your environment cause allergy-like symptoms. Some people even have allergic rhinitis and vasomotor rhinitis simultaneously.

You are likely to have vasomotor rhinitis if:

  1. You are highly sensitive to other elements like perfume, strong odors, changes in weather, changes in temperature, or even spicy foods.
  2. Walking into a slightly warmer (or cooler) room makes your nose runny or painfully stuffy.
  3. Antihistamine medications do not alleviate the symptoms.

Treatment

  • Avoid as many situations as possible where your condition might be aggravated. This includes smoke, as well as some other vasomotor rhinitis triggers like wearing perfume, burning scented candles, etc.
  • Talk to your doctor about treatment options. Some over the counter medications like oral decongestants and saline nasal sprays may offer you some relief. Some prescription medications that have been proven effective are antihistamine nasal sprays (as opposed to oral antihistamines which typically have no effect on vasomotor rhinitis), anti-drip anticholinergic nasal sprays and corticosteroid nasal sprays.
  • Limit your exposure to smoke and smoke odor as this is often the cause of many vasomotor rhinitis cases. Use an air purifier like a home smoke eater to minimize airborne pollutants.

A Note to Those with Existing Allergies:

Inhaling even small amounts of smoke over a long period of time can actually cause you to develop new allergies or even asthma. In young children, second hand tobacco smoke inhalation greatly increases the likeliness of developing allergies when they get older. If you live with a smoker, you are likely to have more cases of bronchitis, pneumonia, ear infections, sinus infections, and other respiratory illnesses.

The best thing you can do for yourself make your living space a zero-tolerance smoke area. If this is not an option, you might want to consider an air purifier as an investment in your health.

Some of the symptoms of sinusitis (sinus infection) can closely resemble the vasomotor rhinitis and allergic rhinitis described in this article. Be sure to see your doctor to help you diagnose your condition if tobacco smoke has you feeling under the weather.

Remember: always be sure to talk to your doctor or allergist about your symptoms and treatment.

Have Your Home Made Immaculately Clean With a Maid Cleaning Service

There is no home-maker who would not wish to have a home that is spotlessly clean from the ceilings to the floors, from wall to wall, from the countertops to the crawl spaces.

The challenge lies in discovering both the time and energy to perform this most tiresome of all chores. And, even then, there is always the question of whether the outcome will be even noticed, let alone applauded, by your family, friends, and guests.

Must-Have Services:

Begin by making a differentiation between the must-have services which are absolutely critical for the day to day management of the household and the nice-to-have services that can wait for another day without the ceiling of the house caving in.

A maid cleaning service is the best choice for must-have services. The appointed maid reports every morning and discharges all of her allotted responsibilities before departing for the day.

Hiring a Maid:

A background check of the prospective maid is essential. Check out her qualifications, experience, and work history. Have a discussion with at least three former employers and satisfy yourself about her reputation and work ethic, any weak or problem areas and the reasons for discontinuation of the previous employment. A professional maid service provider would, of course, take care of all such checks before assigning it to you.

Nice-to-have Services:

Thorough cleaning of the home encompassing the removal of cobwebs, door and window cleaning, scrubbing of floors, cleaning of all furniture, fittings, fixtures, etc. is best assigned to a home cleaning service that will depute a team of qualified, experienced and professional cleaners to fulfil your dream of a spotlessly clean home.

Bonded and insured:

A standalone maid will not ordinarily be bonded and insured and, therefore, in the event of any loss that occurs either on account of negligence or theft, the homeowner will have no recourse for compensation.

When dealing with a service providing agency, you should ensure that the agency is bonded against loss caused by its employees and the employees themselves are insured against accidents on the work site.

Employee Screening:

Check with the service provider about how rigorous their reference checks are with regard to establishing identity, proof of residence (temporary and permanent), criminal background, and family reputation of its workforce.

Ascertain whether the team deputed by the agency is on its payroll or the work is being subcontracted.

Cleaning Products:

Find out from the agency the category of cleaning products that will be used. The products should be environment-friendly and biodegradable, but effective at sanitizing against all manner of microbes, bacteria, pathogens, and virus.

Make sure that there is, at best, only low content of chemicals such as ammonia, lime chloride, etc. Products with a high content of inorganic compounds are unsafe, especially if you have children or pets at home, and such products also emit odours that can have adverse effects on persons suffering from bronchial allergies.

Quality Standards and Customer Satisfaction:

Discuss with the cleaning agency regarding the quality assurance mechanism on the basis of which it would be ensured that the cleaning service is satisfactorily rendered.

Check also about whether you would be called upon to provide customer feedback immediately on closure of the service. This is always a clear indicator of how important customer satisfaction is to the agency and of its zeal to improve the quality of its services.

The robust due diligence is a one-time exercise with long term benefits. Some service providers have provided the convenience of booking service via WhatsApp messages. Home cleaning services will allow you to relax while your trusted agency gives you a clean home that becomes your neighbour’s envy again and again.

"I Can Only Wear Gold Jewelry" – The Truth About Jewelry Allergies

I can only wear gold jewelry, everything else breaks me out.” How many times did I hear that exact phrase from my mother when I was a child? Every time I would give her jewelry that was her response.

Why does everything but gold break my mother out? Is that statement even true? When I started designing jewelry over ten years ago I decided to find out. I wanted to design jewelry for my mom that she could wear without fear of a breakout. Now I am going to let you in on what I have discovered.

My mother, like many people, develops contact dermatitis when her skin comes in contact with some types of jewelry. Her dermatitis is a result of an allergic reaction to the nickel found in many types of jewelry. Nickel allergies are very common, in fact one out of every seven people are likely to suffer from a nickel allergy. More often, women tend to suffer from nickel allergies than men. Allergy treatment can help with the symptoms of a nickel allergy. Unfortunately once the allergy has developed, a person will remain sensitive to nickel for the rest of their life.

Nickel is found in many types of costume jewelry, especially those that are mass-produced. It may also be found in other everyday items like coins, zippers, eyeglass frames, and cellphones.

So why is my mom allergic to nickel, you may ask. For some reason, which science still does not understand, her body has mistaken nickel (or similar metals like cobalt) as a threat. In response to that threat, her body causes an immune response (aka allergic reaction) to get rid of the threat. This reaction causes her to breakout in an itchy rash. But others could have a more severe reaction to nickel.

Now that I knew what was causing my mother’s breakout, I set out to find out which types of jewelry did not contain nickel.

First I looked at gold jewelry. Generally speaking, yellow gold (above 14 karat) will not cause an allergic reaction. However white gold may. White gold alloys contain nickel and other “white” metals to produce its silver coloring. One out of every nine people will react to the nickel in white gold.

Another form of gold jewelry is gold filled or “GF” jewelry. Gold filled jewelry metal is created when a base metal is coated with a layer of gold. Gold filled differs from gold-plated by the amount of gold applied. The layer used in gold filled jewelry is typically 50 to 100 time thicker that the layer used to coat gold-plated products.

Next I looked at silver jewelry. For those who are nickel sensitive, fine silver and sterling silver are great choices for “white” metals.

Fine silver is by definition 99.9% pure silver. Jewelry is generally not made of fine silver because the metal is extremely soft and does not withstand normal wear and tear well.

Most silver jewelry is made using sterling silver. Sterling silver is by definition 92.5% pure silver. In most cases, the remaining 7.5% metal is copper. Copper is infused to harden the silver and make it more durable. I use this type of sterling silver in my jewelry designs it is a great metal for nickel allergic people. Sometimes you can distinguish sterling silver by a “925” mark found on the jewelry. This is common on manufactured pieces, but may not be present on artisan jewelry.

Some other metals that are considered safe for people with nickel allergies are:

Copper – Copper jewelry is generally considered pure and not mixed with nickel or nickel alloys.

Platinum – Platinum jewelry contains 95% platinum and 5% of a secondary metal typically iridium.

Titanium – Titanium jewelry is both hypoallergenic and durable. It is a highly recommended metal for those who suffer from nickel allergies.

Niobium – This is a relatively new metal in the jewelry industry. It is a rare earth metal that can be anodized (naturally coated with beautiful colors). Like titanium, this metal is recommended for nickel allergy sufferers, especially those looking for a pop of color.

Since I have given you a list of safe metals, I thought I would also give you a list of metal terms to watch out for when you are shopping for jewelry.

Fashion or costume jewelry typically has base metals that include nickel. Sometimes these metals are plated; however that plating will wear off over time exposing the skin to the base metals. If you choose a plated metal, remember that it will need to be re-plated regularly.

Some have suggested that brass may be a hypoallergenic option. However my research has suggested that brass is sometimes alloyed with small amounts of nickel or even lead to strengthen the metal.

German silver or nickel silver is a metal to stay away from where jewelry is concerned. German silver does not contain any silver. The silver refers to the silver coloration of the metal. The color is derived from a combination of nickel, zinc, lead, and tin found within the alloy.

Surgical or stainless steel – Surgical grade stainless steel is made to be in the human body. However, the steel alloy contains between eight and twelve percent nickel. I have heard varying reports about how safe this metal is for people with nickel allergies. Since the steel alloy does contain nickel, I would tend to avoid it, but some people swear by it.

If you do buy a piece of jewelry and are concerned that it may contain nickel, commercial test kits are available online. These kits contain chemicals that react in the presence of nickel.

Doing a little research can prevent a nickel allergy attack and still allow you to wear beautiful jewelry.

Radiators for Those With Dust Allergies

Which radiators should you install to help minimise the symptoms caused by allergies to dust, dust mites, pollen or other air borne particles?

If you are allergic to dust, dust mites or other air borne particles, then you should avoid installing radiators that work by convection i.e. that blow heat up into the air.

Convection radiators force hot air out which then circulates around a room. Accordingly convector radiators will cause dust and other particles to be circulated around the room. Such movement of these particles will aggravate an allergy.

If you are an allergy or hay fever suffer, you are best to look for radiators that work by radiating heat, as opposed to convecting heat, as these designs cause less air and dust movement so are a better choice.

Popular radiators that work by radiation are made of cast iron or stone, so offer a good solution for those who suffer from dust or pollen allergies. Other options to consider are radiant panel heaters, electric radiators or glass and mirror radiators.

Consider the ability of the radiator to retain dust and the ease of cleaning. Flat panel radiators that are easy to wipe down lend themselves particularly well to those who suffer with allergies. There is now a host of slimline radiators offering the practical benefits of radiant heat and easy cleaning alongside minimalist style and affordable prices.

Also, it is advised against drying clothes on radiators, as humidity can exacerbate symptoms. Think about other ways of decreasing humidity levels such as improving ventilation.

Some people also may suffer with allergies caused by chemicals that are used in some paints. This means standard panel radiator may not be suitable for many sufferers and other products should be considered. For instance, stainless steel radiators offer a stunning finish, alongside good heating performance and have no chemical coatings that may aggravate an allergy. The range of stainless steel radiators is now huge and this is a popular option for those looking to avoid radiators that are painted. It is also worth considering stone radiators, made of granite, marble or limestone, or even glass radiators, though these tend to have a lower heat output than their metal equivalents.

For further information on suitable products for those suffering with allergies, it is worth contacting a radiator specialist or expert such as Feature Radiators. An expert such as this can provide practical and affordable yet attractive solutions to meet any specifications and are used to dealing with all sorts of unusual requests.

Will Soy Candles Affect My Soy Allergies?

Do you know someone who has an allergy to soy beans? It’s more common than you think. According to the Asthma and Food Allergy Foundation of America, soy allergies fall within the top nine food allergies for child and adult food allergy patients. Reactions can vary from red and itchy skin to anaphylaxis which needs immediate medical attention with epinephrine.

So, if soy beans can cause death in an untreated individual with a soy allergy, why do soy candles not carry a warning on them? The answer is simply because they don’t need it. Wax, be it soy, paraffin or beeswax, is very non-reactive and even though someone may be allergic to soy in foods, it’s the digested protein that triggers the allergy, not the byproducts of the combustion (mainly carbon dioxide and water). In order for the allergy to take place, the soy must be digested to enter the blood stream. If it’s burned, the protein chains are broken up and are no longer the same molecules that could cause the allergy.

However, an allergy aggravated by scented soy candles is very common, but it’s caused by the added fragrance, not the soy wax. No one is able to predict or determine if they will have a reaction to a particular fragrance. The only way to find out is to burn the candle and observe the outcome. Fragrance materials that are known allergens are not used by the fragrance industry. But, as with foods, some individuals will experience an allergy to a fragrance that the majority of the population has no reaction to.

The bottom line is that no one needs to be afraid of soy wax candles aggravating their soy allergy. If you want to be safe, avoid particular fragrances if you have known allergies to them and if you buy a candle that does bother you, make a note of its fragrance and discontinue its use immediately.

Asthma and Allergies – Hidden Mold Can Affect Your Asthma Or Allergies

We received a phone call from a homeowner who was concerned about mold in the bathroom ceiling. My first question to him was: Is there a roof leak that you are not aware of? He told me that a roofer had checked it out and said there was no roof leak. We made an appointment to do an Environmental Inspection of his home. Advised him not to change anything about the home until we got there to do the inspection.

No Moisture, No Mold is our motto concerning mold. During the inspection of the home, it was discovered that there was a slow roof leak that the roofer did not find. This is a common problem we find with roofers because they do not go to the area in the attic to check it out. This location was in the corner with minimal clearance, so the roofer did not go there. Well, the homeowner called another Roofing Company because they felt the previous Roofing Company was incompetent. In the current financial climate, it is important to do the best job possible. This is a prime example of what happens when you do poor quality work, the Roofing Company lost out on valuable work.

Now lets get to the another case of hidden mold. This is one example of hidden mold in a Home: The owner of the Home is complaining about getting ill with allergies after a water leak. This often occurs if the flooded area is not properly died up.The water was cleaned up in the A/C Closet within 72 hours which is generally sufficient to prevent microbial growth. No Moisture, No Mold. There was no visible microbial growth anywhere but the client was complaining about getting ill in the home.

The next question you are going to ask is if “No Moisture, No Mold” why is there a problem in this house. The first thing we did was take microbial air samples inside the 3 walls of the Air Conditioning Closet. We sent them to the Microbial Lab for analysis. The samples came back positive for Chaetomium and Staphybotris Mold in the walls. The next phase of the investigation requires an invasive investigation with a licensed Microbial Remediation who is properly trained.

During the second phase, it was discovered that there was an old water leak that was never cleaned up properly. This is common especially when the previous homeowner tries to hide existing water damage during a sale. This is why it is important to have your home properly investigated when you are buying an older home. The cost of the remediation to the homeowner was an approximately $950 plus clearance testing costs, which should have been paid by the previous homeowner. Guess, we live and learn the hard way.

In conclusion, roof leaks need to be investigated by a competent Roofing Contractor who checks it out in the attic if accessible. Most mold cases are clear cut and do not need an extensive Microbial Investigation. Just because you do not see mold, doesn’t mean there is not a problem. It can be hidden inside the walls. If you suspect mold, call in an experienced Professional Mold Investigator who has credentials from a valid organization such as the Indoor Air Quality Association. If you are under a Doctors care, always consult with them first before taking any advice concerning Asthma and Allergies from Microbial Growth.

If you have any questions, feel free to call us or visit our website.

Hiring Your Commercial Cleaners – What You Can Get From It

When it comes to hiring commercial cleaning services, you have to understand the reasons in order to justify the expense. Most companies, especially small and medium enterprises, do not seem to understand how having a professional cleaning service maintaining their premises can add value. Well there are several reasons for you to consider as follows:

• Increased productivity – Studies have shown that when the work environment is clean and organized employees become more productive. Yes! Once the work station is cleaned and finally clutter free, work gets done. Your employees can focus and there are less distractions to take away their time.

• Better Employee Morale – Not only are your employees more productive, their morale is up. Your employees have a great attitude towards being at work because they do not have the additional work of cleaning their work space. By allowing them to focus on the job that they are skilled at, they feel that you have more respect for their time.

• Less Sick Days – This is a wonderful effect of commercial cleaning services. With regular cleaning of the work place, germs and other harmful organisms are eliminated. In addition, the air quality of the office becomes better. Both of these reduce allergies and the incidence of colds and flu’s. Your workers will have less sick days and more productive days instead.

• Pocket Friendly – You don’t make money when you are cleaning your office, you make it doing work related activities. As such, if you have someone else come in to do the cleaning, you can focus your energies on revenue generating activities that can then pad your pocket with some liquid cash. Both your money and time are better spent.

• Quality Clean – Whereas your employees would only give the office a superficial clean, commercial cleaning services will provide a professional service that is top quality. Because they will be cleaning at night, they will have more time to focus on trouble spots. In addition, professional cleaners come with the proper equipment and supplies to do an excellent job of it. If you are looking for a quality job then it is best that you call in the professionals.

Perhaps one of the most ignored and yet very important benefits of having a commercial cleaning service professionally clean your office, is the image that your company presents thereafter. Any prospective clients interacting with your company for the first time will be looking at everything in order to have an impression of your company. Your environment can add or subtract to how they see you. If things are haphazard and unkempt, the blinds and workstations are dusty, the carpets are stained and the floors grimy, you can be sure that they will walk away thinking that your services are sloppy. However, if they come into a well-organized, clean office you will earn points by that excellent first impression. So don’t let those smudged windows lose your business. Call in the experts and have your office cleaned.

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What You Should Know About Allergic Reactions

An allergic reaction occurs when the immune system works overtime. For some people, certain substances do not agree with their body. The immune system then tries to get rid of these foreign substances from the body and in the process, the person has an allergic reaction. It could be a mild reaction or it could get severe. Some people may only react to one substance while others may react to many substances.

Major Symptoms of Allergies

The most common sign of an allergy is a runny nose along with watery eyes and itchy eyes. Usually the skin starts to itch and the person may also suffer from sneezing fits.

Different people show different symptoms when they react to allergens. For some, a rash or boils may appear on the skin. Hives are also common on the skin and these hives consist of a swollen area with a pale center. In some cases, fluids may leak from the blood vessels and cause a swelling under the skin, called Angioedema. This can lead to asthma or other breathing problems.

How to Diagnose and Treat an Allergy

An allergy is caused by an allergen. The first step is to identify this allergen. A lot of people are prone to allergies if someone else in their family also suffers from allergies. The doctor will usually ask you if anyone else in your family suffers from allergies. If you can identify the allergen that triggers their allergies, it may be easier to find the cause of your allergy.

One way to find the allergen is to figure out when the allergy comes up most often and how often it happens. For example, which season does it get the worst and does it come up only after you have consumed specific foods. Another way to find the allergen is to do a skin test. In this case, your skin is pricked with a needle. A diluted solution of different kinds extracts ranging from dust to drugs to food or pollen is then placed drop by drop on the skin. The skin will react and flare up if it is allergic to any of these substances. A person is usually told to stop all antihistamines for a specified period before the skin test is conducted.

The best way to avoid an allergic reaction is to try and avoid the allergen. It is important to stay away from foods or environmental conditions that may trigger an allergy. This is especially important for pregnant women. Antihistamines are also commonly prescribed for allergic reactions. They do not prevent the production of the histamine in the body but they block the effects.

The Benefits of Regular HVAC Maintenance

There is no denying the fact that regular preventive maintenance can improve the performance and service life HVAC systems. Households or businesses expecting cozy warmth throughout the winter should give due attention to regular maintenance that can keep HVAC systems running efficiently without consuming extra energy. When you care about your appliances, it saves you time and money. A small investment can really help you prevent costly repairs and replacements.

Most of the house owners do not realize the significance of servicing heating or air conditioning systems on time. Hotel managers who have to ensure accommodations to paying customers cannot afford to have an inefficient furnace or air conditioner. Following are some of the benefits of undertaking regular HVAC cleaning and maintenance:

Reduced repair cost

Almost every manufacturer of HVAC systems recommends that these systems should be inspected and services annually. Observing strict adherence to manufacturers’ instruction can lead to reduced repair costs. Delaying the annual service will not only cause inefficient cooling or heating but also leads to increased utility bills. So make sure your units are inspected on time. HVAC repair or cleaning is a cost-effective way to avoid expensive replacements.

Increased equipment lifespan

Heating systems or air conditioners clogged with dust and grime consume more energy to maintain the same performance. Dust accumulation often leads to early burnout and failure. Rather than spending money change-outs or replacements, invest in maintaining the overall performance of your equipment. A well-maintained HVAC system will produce the same level of heating or cooling throughout its service life.

Improved air quality

Dirty coils and blower parts can badly affect the quality of air. This leads to many health-related issues such as allergies and asthma. Bacteria buildup and fungi are not at all good for health. The only way to maintain air quality in your premise is to inspect and clean HVAC systems on regular basis. Cleaning heating and air conditioning systems significantly reduce contamination and help you build a healthy environment in your house.

Minor repairs and cleaning activities do not put a burden on your budget. Preventive maintenance is far less costly than expensive change-outs. It’s time to save energy and improve the performance of your cooling and heating units. You can easily find an HVAC cleaning and repair service in your area. There are companies which offer maintenance programs to households and businesses. Make sure you are hiring an affordable and reliable company that have all the required resources and skills.

The NRG Immune Enhancement System Brings Relief for Allergy Related Conditions

Allergies due to pets, foods and environmental stressors affect a high percentage of people. Allergies can be a direct cause of migraine headaches, Fibromyalgia, IBS, acid reflux and other digestive issues, ADD or ADHD, recurring colds, skin irritations like eczema, respiratory ailments like asthma, insomnia, fatigue, lack of energy and so much more. People think they have to learn to live with these symptoms, or stay on medications for the rest of their lives. These medications have harmful side effects and the costs build up.

Other alternative treatments people seek for relief of symptoms include: acupuncture, massage, and diet modification. None of these options are long lasting, nor find the cause of the symptoms. Plus, in the case of acupuncture, many don’t like the thought of needles being stuck into their body.

There is now a healthy, non-invasive alternative with no drugs to relieve your symptoms: The NRG Immune Enhancement System!

Think of your immune body’s immune system as the tires on your vehicle. Certain elements on the road may cause damage to the tread on your tires leading to misalignment, bumpy rides, skidding and even accidents. Your tires are able to handle some elements better than others.

The NRG Immune Enhancement System provides us with the data we can use to identify what elements are placing the greatest amount of stress on your body and what adjustments, if any, may be needed to your tires (immune system) to provide the highest level of performance.

A person is only as healthy as their immune system allows. If our immune system is clogged up, we need to restore the system so that we do not become susceptible to illness and disease. The immune system becomes worn down through constant exposure to stressors that occur in everyday life. From the psychological stresses of work, relationships and lack of sleep to the environmental stresses such as chemicals and pollutants, these stressors often lead to symptoms and illness.

Just like a car needs regular maintenance to keep running smoothly, so do our bodies. The NRG immune enhancement system provides a 100-point inspection that provides a person with a complete scan of their immune system and how their body reacts to over 100 different stressors. A maintenance plan helps re-calibrate the immune system so that they no longer experience any symptoms and can maintain optimal health. The NRG program is very effective in creating and maintaining long-term patient care as patients return for regular checkups.

The NRG System is comprised of two main components that have been engineered to properly assess, balance and service the body so that the immune system can maintain optimal capacity.

The first component is the Digital Conductance Meter (DCM) which provides us with the feedback necessary to properly analyze the body’s energy levels. This FDA cleared biofeedback device provides us with our body’s baseline energy measurement in addition to measurements taken when the body is exposed to various elements.

The NRG Immune Enhancement System includes an FDA-cleared biofeedback device that provides the feedback necessary to properly analyze the body’s energy levels when exposed to various elements. Measurement parameters have been established through scientific research to determine normal energy levels during exposure to each element. Any measurement readings that fall outside of these parameters may indicate a possible hazard or stress to the immune system. The proprietary NRG database contains over 100,000 items which can be tested.

Once these measurements are recorded, the second component of the NRG Immune Enhancement System is used to “service the chassis”. The NRG Corrective Laser transfers energy impulses through points on the head, hands and feet acting as a direct stimulus to the central nervous system. Effectively, the corrective laser introduces a “file” to the body that acts much like a computer anti-virus and defragmentation program, correcting any errors in the immune system function.

With a newly enhanced immune system, people can be back on the road to being SYMPTOM-FREE!

Patients have reported relief from all types of ailments including allergies, IBS, acid reflux, insomnia, recurring colds, depression, migraines, Fibromyalgia and even more serious conditions. An increase in energy has been reported as the only side effect to date. The NRG Immune Enhancement System is completely non-invasive, without the need for shots or medication, and is safe for adults and children of all ages.