Maintenance on the Cooling System is the Best Way to Control Springtime Allergy Symptoms
If you suffer from allergy symptoms, you know that spring brings us our worst season for sneezing, wheezing, chest congestion and skin reactions. But, did you know, you’ll suffer more indoors because the air pollution inside is actually higher than that outdoors—2-5 times higher, according to Everyday Health.
Sources of the poor indoor air can be from a number of things:
- Dust and dirt
When these particles become airborne, you can breathe them in and experience an allergic reaction.
Keeping your air conditioning and filters clean free of debris controls these pollutants and can make a big difference in minimizing your allergy symptoms.
It is important to change filters regularly — as recommended, or every two months during use — but moreover, a springtime maintenance check and general cleaning is even better. This check makes sure mold isn’t growing inside your air conditioning system and in the ducts.
If you see black stuff on or around the registers in your house or if you smell a musty or moldy odor coming from your vents, you need to call Total Air to check for an accumulation of mold. New cooling and heating systems actually draw in air from the outside to the inside to help with the ventilation. Increased ventilation in your home can help reduce mold growth.
Filters can help minimize allergens from getting into your HVAC system and ultimately into your living spaces. Filter changes are part of the Total Air springtime maintenance.
It’s never too late to schedule maintenance on your HVAC system. Do so today and know you’ve created a healthier, cleaner home to protect you and your family from indoor pollutants that may be causing you symptoms of allergies! Call Total Air at 915-585-0909 or schedule at www.totalairep.com/contact.