There’s nothing like spring. The flowers a blooming, birds are singing and allergies are making millions of people miserable. Despite the beauty of spring, there is a significant rise in the amount of pollen, dust, and allergens. Unfortunately allergies affect us all, whether it’s a sneeze, sniffle, headache or worse, just about everybody struggles with some kind of allergies or knows someone who does. We recognize these struggles and we relate to them all too well.
At TemperaturePro, we know HVACs and we know allergies, that’s why we dedicated this blog to HVAC tips that will help you deal with allergies this spring. Here we will discuss the different kinds of allergens you could be struggling with, and how to combat them.
By the time you’re done reading you’ll have the information you need to breathe easier, live happier, and really enjoy spring.
Know Your Enemy
Depending on your lifestyle and your geographical location you could be living with more allergens than most people. That being said when it comes to spring and the HVAC industry these allergies are the most prominent.
- Pet Dander: Pets are a part of the family, so keep your family members clean and give your animals a bath on a regular basis. This will minimize the dirt and dander they track around the house.
- Mold: This is typical of humid climates as humidity can lead to stagnant air, which can lead to mold. A humidifier is a great way to manage the humidity inside your home and avoid mold.
- Dust & Dust Mites: Dust is common to homeowners everywhere. It’s just the common buildup of microscopic particles and it’s almost impossible to stop. That being said it is pretty easy to maintain.
- Pollen: This is another one that applies to just about everyone. Yet for those who have trees and gardens in and around their house they may experience more pollen than others. So be mindful of your surroundings and watch for pollen buildup around your home!
Despite whatever kind of allergens you may be facing there’s no reason not to get up and do something to improve your life. Whether it’s a simple task or one that will require a little help, improving the quality of the air you breathe is always an investment worth making.
Change Your Filter
A new, clean, filter will boost your air conditioner’s efficiency and the quality of the air you breathe. The longer a filter is in your HVAC the more particles it will pick up and over time its effectiveness will reduce. Changing your filter on a consistent basis is a good way to keep the air in your home fresh and clean, and by reducing the particles in your air you can help reduce the symptoms of allergies in your life!
These are simple tasks we all do, but during allergy season they can be far more important chores. You can complement the new air filter by dusting and vacuuming your home, thus eliminating any particles already inside. Any new allergens that try to make it inside will be caught by your air filter before they can begin to circulate inside your home. It’s important that you dust and vacuum once a week to maintain a good level of quality air inside your home!
Clean Your Ducts
Like your filters, your ductwork can become filled with dust and particles over time. Unlike your filters, cleaning your ducts is a more time-consuming task that should be left to professionals, but it is a great way to rid your home of any particles that are cycling through it. Combine clean ducts with a new air filter and the air in your home will be as fresh as any.
Invest In IAQ Products
After all the work you’ve done there’s no reason to let the air in your home become filled with particles again. So, investing in Indoor Air Quality products is the next step to maintaining the clean air in your home. There are multiple products to choose from and each provides a valuable service:
Air Purifiers: Purifiers will eliminate any new particles and contaminants, and keep your air clean. Capitalize on the good work you’ve done by investing in an air purifier!
Humidifier: These units maintain a good level of humidity within the home keeping the air easy to breathe. Humidifiers are especially good investments for those who suffer from asthma during allergy season.
Ventilators: Ventilators keep cycling the air in your home by bringing in fresh air. This eliminates the problem of indoor air pollution and refreshes the air in your home and the air in your lungs.
Make sure the good work you’ve done to clear the air in your home doesn’t go to waste. Utilizing anyone of these products can maintain the clean air in your home and get you through allergy season.
Make Allergens Go Away With TemperaturePro!
Allergy season is tough on many of us, which is exactly why you should get up and improve the air within your home. Allergy meds can help a lot, but fighting the issue at the source is always a method for success. By eliminating the allergens and contaminants in your home directly you can live sneeze, sniffle, and headache free without having to rely on allergy medicine.
Make today the start of your new life with clean and clear air inside your home! If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment with one of our HVAC experts contact us today!