By Courtnie Weber
The Kansas City Health & Wellmobile is dedicated to promoting healthier living among local community residents, and providing opportunities for consumers to receive basic health screenings and services where they work, live, and play. Now, we’re excited to expand our screenings and services by working with Anthony Plumbing, Heating and Cooling to screen for common allergy-related issues and provide solutions to help your family live their best life.
Traveling across the Kansas City Metro area, the Kansas City Health & Wellmobile provides screenings and services to community members in order to promote health and wellness and motivate residents to be proactive and passionate about wellness. As part of that effort, we’re bringing on Anthony Plumbing, Heating and Cooling to help us offer important allergy screenings so their “Technicians You Can TRUST With Your House Keys®” can help provide you with the tools to combat those allergies year round.
According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, researchers believe nasal allergies affect about 50 million people in the United States, up to 30 percent of adults and 40 percent of children. Allergies cost the United States over 6 million work and school days, with nearly $17.5 billion spent on health costs related to allergies. This doesn’t include food allergies, which cost about $25 billion each year, and result in over 200,000 visits to the emergency room due to those food allergies.
Common Allergy Triggers
For those with some version of indoor and outdoor allergies, the most common triggers are trees, grass, weed pollen, mold spores, dust mites, cockroaches, and cat, dog, or rodent dander. These are all very common occurrences in households in the United States, and Anthony Plumbing, Heating and Cooling has some great tools to help combat this extremely common phenomenon.
Air Cleaner & Air Filter Installation
Trapped indoor air can be 100 times more polluted than outdoor air, and common 1 inch filters in your HVAC system can only stop 5 to 15 percent of harmful airborne particles. There are two kinds of air cleaners –
arrestors, which physically trap pollutants, and non-arrestors, which alter the pollutants’ characteristics without capturing them. Anthony Plumbing, Heating and Cooling has both styles available to help address the allergy issues in your home in a way that makes sense for your family.
Mold Killers – UV Germicidal Lamps
Do you want to reduce odors from cooking, cleaning, and pets, as well as reduce the need for expensive chemical cleanings and save a little money on operating costs? A UV germicidal lamp is a great way to help kill mold in your home quickly and efficiently. This system uses an ultraviolet (UV) light to kill germs and other contaminants trapped in your home. UV light is a natural way to control allergens and mold. Did you know that moss only grows on the north side of trees because the UV light from the sun does not reach that side? These lamps are already widely used in hospitals, restaurants, nursing homes, and childcare facilities because of their ability to kill germs like the common cold, viruses, and influenza, but they will also stop mold and mildew from growing in ductwork in a home. Their technicians can install a UV germicidal lamp in your HVAC system to help your whole family live healthier and safer at home.
Dry air in your home is often the cause of itchy skin, dry nose, and sore throats, and is the perfect breeding ground for cold and flu viruses. But not only that, low humidity can damage the wood in your home – like furniture, floors, musical instruments, and your home’s framing – as the moisture is pulled from them in low humidity situations. Warm, moist air can help prevent aggravating asthma and allergy symptoms, plus dry nose, cracked or itchy skin, and sore throats. With a whole-home humidifier, you’ll get constant monitoring of the moisture levels in your home, and make sure your family is as comfortable as possible throughout those low-moisture months.
Over 65 Years of Service
Celebrating over 65 years of service since 1951, Anthony Plumbing, Heating and Cooling continues to grow on the idea that everyone still deserves personal attention and a service company they can trust. They offer free estimates on a new air conditioner, furnace, boiler, heat pump, geo-thermal, zoning, water heater, tankless water heater, plumbing remodel projects, and battery back-up sump pump.
The Health & Wellmobile strives to promote overall health and wellness among community residents, and is honored to provide screenings and services in this new expanded way to help families really enjoy their home during allergy season and beyond. Come visit Anthony Plumbing, Heating and Cooling at an upcoming event to participate in a screening and see if their solutions will make your home a safer, better place to live!
If your business or organization is interested in learning more about the Health & Wellmobile capabilities or services, and benefits of being a partner, please call Rachel at 913.274.8008 and email Rachel@healthwellmobile.com.