If you’re one of the millions of Americans that suffer from seasonal allergies, you know the dread spring brings along with it. The warmer weather brings an assortment of outside pollens, dander and other allergy-inducing contaminants into your home. These tips can help you combat your spring allergies this season.
Clean Air Filter
Frequently changing your HVAC system’s air filter is a must throughout the year, but even more during the spring and summer months. While this helps the improve energy efficiency of your system, it also removes dust and dander from the air. If you suffer from allergies, switching to HEPA air filters could help you breathe easier. These filters are designed specifically for filtering pollen and dander out of the air. These filters collect more dander and pollen than regular filters do to help you breathe easier.
If you have an older home, you might have small cracks around your windows and doors. These small openings allow pollen into your home. Replacing the weather stripping and caulking cracks around doors and windows will stop air leaks that let pollen in. Sealing these drafts will also improve the energy efficiency of your heating and cooling system.
The ducts and vents inside of your home collect dust mites, pollen, pet dander, mold spores and other allergy-inducing contaminants. When left to collect within your ducts, these contaminants will continue to recirculate throughout the air in your home, especially if you have a newer home that is air tight for energy-efficiency. It’s recommended that you have your ducts cleaned every three to five years to improve the air quality within your home.
Indoor Air Quality Solutions from Paschal
If you and your family suffer from spring allergies, Paschal offers several indoor air quality solutions that can help you breathe easier:
Whole House Filtration Systems are built into existing HVAC systems to provide a higher level of filtration
Ultraviolet Air Cleaners that prevent bacteria and mold growth
Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERV) that introduce fresh air into your heating and cooling system without jeopardizing energy efficiency
Humidifiers & Dehumidifiers that maintain the humidity level in your home to prevent mold and fungi from growing and contaminating the air
Contact us today to learn more about Paschal’s air quality solutions that help you combat your allergy symptoms this spring.