After a long, dark winter, many look forward to the warmer weather that spring promises. Unfortunately, the arrival of spring also means the arrival of seasonal allergies. Millions of Americans suffer from allergy symptoms caused by seasonal factors. The most common environmental factors that affect spring allergies include:
If you or a loved one suffer from seasonal allergies, poor indoor air quality can aggravate symptoms. So how can you release the hold seasonal allergies have on your life?
There are many simple or passive ways that an help you reduce or prevent allergy symptoms this spring.
Air purification systems, such as the Air Scrubber Plus, are great ways to reduce the level of allergens in your indoor air. The Air Scrubber Plus whole-home air purifier has the ability to intercept and eliminate 99% of captured pathogens and irritants!
Even after just 30 minutes of operation, there will be far fewer irritants circulating throughout the home. This investment could potentially reduce future health risks associated with poor air quality.
If your home has hardwood floors, your indoor air may be cleaner than a home with carpeted floors. Carpet (as well as other fabric and upholstery) holds common allergens such as pet dander, pollen, and mold spores. If anyone in your home suffers from allergies, vacuum carpets twice a week to prevent these contaminants from circulating through your air supply.
If you use less-expensive fiberglass air filters, replacing your air filter every month can greatly reduce the levels of airborne contaminants circulating through your indoor air.
If you use air filters with a MERV rating of 13 or higher, you don’t have to change your filters as often since these filters are designed to catch microscopic particles. For the best air quality, invest in HEPA air filters. They capture 99.97% of all particles — even those as small as 0.3 microns.
Seasonal allergies can make spring the most dreaded time of year for many — but investing in your indoor air quality can improve the quality of life for you and your family members! Contact the HVAC and indoor air quality experts at Bob's Heating & Air Conditioning online or by phone to learn more about our indoor air quality solutions and schedule an appointment.