AH-CHOOOOOO!!! It’s that time of the year once again. Spring will soon be in full swing. Do you find yourself sneezing, coughing, and having an itchy, runny nose? Other than rushing to your nearest convenient store for temporary relief, you can follow these 5 easy tips for reducing those pesky seasonal allergies.
- Cleaning out your air ducts is one of the most important things that you can do as a home owner to reduce in home allegies and improve air quality. When the weather begin to get warmer, turning on you A/C system is the first thing that comes to mind. Although, throughout the year, dust, dander and pollen can accumulate to high amounts! Schedule a duct cleaning before turning it on to avoid the spread of irritants in your home!
- After a successful duct cleaning, you can further improve air quality by replacing the filters located in your return air duct. We recommend you change your filter every 4 to 6 weeks to introduce clean air into the home as it cycles through the system.
- Pollen is the number 1 culprit when it comes to seasonal allergies. The crisp air may feel refreshing, but believe it or not, closing the doors and windows can dramatically reduce the amount of pollen in your home. Washing the curtains and dusting the blinds go hand and hand in this method. Doing this step will make sure no pollen is left behind!
- Did you know that humidity can play a major roll in the batltle against seasonal allergies? Proper humidity levels will allow the air to become dry enough to eliminate the spores that reside in damp conditions.
- If you find yourself still congested and sneezey by the end of those steps, there is one last step you can take to eliminate in-home pollen once and for all. Go and purchase an Air Purifier with a HEPA filter. These filters are made to reduce any air pollution left in the home.
If followed correctly, these steps will help you be able to achieve a clean, fresh and happy home without congestion and the added headaches. DO NOT forget to schedule an annual duct cleaning and Air Conditioning Maintenance BEFORE turning on your A/C System.