For many homeowners out there, spring is a welcome relief from the colder winter temperatures, but if you are one of the many homeowners who suffers from seasonal allergies, the transition from winter to spring can be a particularly trying time. With spring just a few short weeks away, we here at Eric Smock Heating & Air Conditioning believe that your home should be a welcome sanctuary for you and your family, and that includes providing you with protections from allergens inside your house. If you or a member of your family are one of the many homeowners all over the country who suffer from severe seasonal allergies, this article is for you. In an effort to help our local customers breathe a bit easier in their homes this coming spring, our skilled Frederick HVAC specialists have taken the time to put together this short list detailing a few of the more helpful indoor air quality tips that we have collected over our years of service to help alleviate springtime allergies this year.
Change Your Air Filters
Changing your air filters regularly is important not just for the overall safe function of your home’s heating and air conditioning systems, but also for the overall air quality inside your home. During the spring, outdoor allergens are going to be getting tracked into your home on a near-constant basis, and it’s the job of your air filters to pick these particles up and trap them so they aren’t being continuously cycled throughout your home. Changing these filters out regularly will help to ensure that these trapped particles are removed from your home, and don’t just sit there continuing to contaminate the air you and your family are breathing in.
Use A Humidifier To Balance Humidity Levels
Whether you realize it or not, the level of moisture in the air of your home can have a major effect on the overall quality of the air you and your family breathe in on a daily basis. High humidity can greatly contribute to the growth of mold and bacteria in the home, while low humidity can lead to dry, itchy skin, dry nasal passages and throat, and can actually make you more susceptible to airborne illnesses like colds or the flu. Maintaining the right balance of moisture in your home’s air is essential to helping stave off respiratory issues, and installing a humidifier can go a long way in giving you the options you need to either remove or add moisture to the air inside your home.
Install A Whole Home Air Cleaner
A whole home air cleaner functions a lot like your HVAC system’s air filters, but it works on a much larger scale. These air cleaners are incorporated directly into your HVAC system and help to remove airborne contaminants from your home at a much higher rate than your air filters could ever hope to do. With a whole home air cleaner, you can remove more of the irritating allergens that linger about the air in your home, as well as giving you better protection against dust, dirt, and many of the other harmful irritants that make spring such a troublesome time for so many.