Springtime Allergies: How to Minimize Them While in Your Home
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 epa.gov.
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 — once every one to two months — but moreover, a springtime maintenance check and duct cleaning with a filter change is even better. This comprehensive maintenance effort makes sure your A/C system and air ducts are supplying clean indoor air
NOTE: 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 to reduce mold growth. Add an air cleaner in your home and this too can help provide cleaner indoor air.
It’s time to schedule maintenance on your HVAC system! Don't wait until the heat is here and your system breaks down in the worst time of the year. Maintenance checks help fix small issues in the A/C before they become major repairs or replacements. But not just that, 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.