5 Ways Allergy Sufferers Can Prepare for Spring

April 19, 2013

Spring is a time of renewal and beauty, but for allergy sufferers, this season means sneezing, itchy eyes and other negative symptoms. Your indoor air quality may be the culprit for your worst allergy attacks. Through poor ventilation, high humidity and recirculation of polluted air, microscopic contaminants get trapped in your home and irritate your respiratory system. Common allergens found in Texas homes include:

  • Dust mites
  • Mold spores
  • Bacteria
  • Pollen
  • Smoke
  • Pet dander

Before you stock up on allergy medication this spring, you should be aware of some steps for improving the quality of your indoor air. Take a look at these five tips for springtime preparations.

Install an Air Purifier System

Air purifiers constantly remove contaminants for a cleaner and healthier environment. The most efficient types are built directly into your heating and cooling system. Electro-magnets charge airborne particles, causing them to bond with each other, to improve the filtration system’s efficiency. This technology eliminates these harmful contaminants from the air you breathe. HVAC air purification systems effectively reduce air pollutants by over 99 percent. Along with a whole-home purifier, you can opt for single-room units for areas in which you spend the most time.

Control Your Home’s Humidity

One of the most stubborn and harmful particles in your air is mold. This allergen releases spores into the air and thrives in moist environments. Reducing the humidity of your home will help eliminate these pesky organisms by limiting their growth. Installing a central air unit provides a constant flow of fresh air with improved ventilation and humidity control. A dehumidifier is built into the system, and HEPA filters further purify your indoor air for a healthier home.

Keep Up with Air Conditioner Maintenance

Air conditioners are your first defense against allergenic pollutants. Have your system checked by a professional on a regular basis to maintain optimal performance. The end of winter or beginning of spring is a great time to perform routine checks because you want cool, fresh air when the weather heats up and flowers start blossoming. Professional technicians can also help you with monthly filter replacements to ensure clean, breathable air.

Treat Your Surfaces

While filters and purifiers control airborne contaminants, small particles sometimes rest on indoor surfaces. As you sit on the sofa or lay your head on a pillow, you can kick up these pollutants. Thorough dusting, vacuuming and cleaning during the spring is important to preventing allergy attacks. As you clean your surfaces, the HVAC equipment will take care of the airborne particles to reduce respiratory problems.

Take Advantage of Indoor Air Quality Services

If you live in Longview, TX, you have access to numerous services for improving your air quality. As a Carrier factory authorized dealer, JD’s A/C provides quality products and services that are ideal for springtime preparation. We have certified technicians who are fully qualified to perform air conditioner maintenance, air purifier installation and several other air quality services. To reduce the severity of your allergies this spring, contact JD’s A/C to see how you can prepare your home for the season.

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