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How to Combat Allergy Season with Indoor Air Quality Services

You can usually predict when spring will bring allergies by looking for the trees that are beginning to bloom, your neighbors mowing their lawns, the regular rainstorms, and the return of professional golf on television.

And with some workers returning to the workplace, it’s important to consider how to safeguard your indoor air quality (at home and at work) so you can take the necessary precautions to prevent allergies.

What Qualifies As “Good” Indoor Air?

When it satisfies certain standards, such as the following, we can define good indoor air quality:

The air is clean and purified. 

It’s crucial to practice appropriate housekeeping practices indoors. Vacuuming, dusting, and wiping down surfaces are a few of these.

The air is fresh and well-ventilated

According to research, indoor air can be five times as toxic as outdoor air. According to principle, carbon dioxide and other pollutants will build up in a space if the air is not made fresh and is not filtered out with outside air. Making sure the air is evenly dispersed and that the air filtration systems are clean aids in the fight against unwelcome pollutants and can also assist prevent that air from getting stale or stuffy.

There are numerous things you can do as an allergy sufferer to increase your chances of making it through another allergy season without too much difficulty. These could consist of:

  1. To keep pollen out, shut the windows and doors and turn on the air conditioner.
  2. Avoid using an interior fan since it can spread pet dander, pollen brought in on shoes and clothing, and dust.
  3. Avoid the excessive pollen in the air by staying inside, especially on windy days.
  4. While mowing the lawn, use a mask.
  5. Put on your shades. The glasses might assist in protecting your eyes from pollen.
  6. Use a saline nasal spray for nasal irrigation to keep your sinus passages clean.
  7. As soon as you enter your home, change into clean clothing to help stop the spread of pollen and mold spores.
  8. To get rid of the pollen, mold, and dust that have accumulated on your hair throughout the day, take a shower at night. This also prevents the release of those same allergens into your pillow and bedspread, which could aggravate your allergies more.

HVAC Advice to Enhance Indoor Air Quality

When it comes to heating and cooling equipment, there are some things you can do on your own to improve the air quality of your home, while there are other things that call for professional knowledge. We advise that you follow these instructions if you have asthma or seasonal allergies.

  1. Change Air Filters Frequently. 

The optimal frequency during allergy season is monthly.

  1. Get a filter with a higher MERV rating. The more particles a filter captures, the more it restricts airflow, and the higher its Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value.
  2. Every year, maintain your heating and cooling system.

 In the spring, you should tune up your air conditioner, and in the fall, your furnace. Maintaining the system’s peak performance makes sure it can continue to circulate clean air throughout the home

  1.  Have your vents cleaned

 This simple action can get rid of a LOT of the dust and debris that have accumulated in your home’s air distribution system. It is ideal to clean your ducts once every two years or so.

  1.  Air purifiers

 This kind of device can filter out more airborne contaminants than a standard air filter can.

  1.  Put in a humidifier or dehumidifier 

This assists in maintaining the ideal moisture content of your air. A humidifier provides moisture to the air to maintain the proper level and assist lessen sinus pain throughout the winter. A dehumidifier can help remove excess moisture and stop mold from forming.

  1.  Install a UV-C device

 This device, which is inserted into the ductwork directly above your furnace, eliminates bacteria and viruses that are present in the air and reduces their recirculation throughout your home.

  1.  Have your indoor air quality assessed

 Call Dor-Mar Heating & Air Conditioning for a free on-site assessment of your indoor air quality and recommendations on the best options.

Our HVAC system’s expertise goes beyond just the mechanicals of your HVAC system. We can also handle system-wide maintenance and ductwork quite effectively. Contact us right away for superior service that keeps your home’s heating and cooling system clean and your family breathing clean, filtered air.

Your family will breathe clean, safe, and fresh air and enjoy year-round comfort thanks to the extensive range of preventative maintenance and urgent services that our staff provides for your heating and cooling system.

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