Do you suffer from spring allergies? While grass and ragweed counts are currently low, tree pollen counts are high in Ijamsville, Maryland. As the outdoor temperature warms up, you’ll start to experience more symptoms when outside. You don’t have to suffer at home, though. Follow these tips to alleviate spring allergy symptoms inside your home.

Change the Filter Every Month

Your HVAC system’s filter helps to capture all the particle pollutants circulating in your home’s air supply. But a clogged filter can’t effectively perform that function. You should change your HVAC system’s filter every month during peak allergy season. As a result, you’ll prevent particles pollutants from:

  • Collecting in the ductwork.
  • Straining your HVAC system.
  • Causing higher energy and repair costs.
  • Recirculating in your home’s air supply.
  • Worsening spring allergy symptoms.

Install a Whole-Home Air Cleaner

While the filter in your HVAC system works well to clean your home’s air, there’s a more powerful device that can do an even better job: the Envirowise™ CleanEffects™ Whole House Air Cleaner. A professional service technician can attach this device to your home’s HVAC system. Here are the benefits it provides:

  • Up to 100 times more effective than a standard filter.
  • Removes up to 99.98 percent of allergens at .3 micron size.
  • Allergy and Asthma Friendly Certified

Keep These Best Practices in Mind

Alleviating spring allergy symptoms is a daily chore. You should:

  • Stay inside during peak pollen counts, usually between 5 A.M. and 10 A.M.
  • Wash your face and hands every time you return from outside.
  • Wear sunglasses when outside to protect your eyes from pollen.
  • Remember that warm and dry days are much worse than windy and wet days.
  • Keep windows closed and set your HVAC system to re-circulate.

Don’t let poor indoor air quality harm your health. Contact Eric Smock Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. today to learn about the solutions we offer that can help you alleviate spring allergy symptoms inside your home.

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