The floral beauty, vibrant colors and newness of spring excite you each year but that enthusiasm quickly fades as your days start to fill up with sneezing, coughing, watery eyes, throat irritation and other symptoms related to springtime allergies and pollen in the air. These irritating conditions even follow you when you return to the welcoming walls of your home. You can find relief inside, however, by implementing the following three solutions:
- Regularly service and replace the air filters in your home’s HVAC system. High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters, or mechanical air filters, operate in conjunction with your heating and cooling system and aid in cleaning inside air.
- Monitor the humidity level inside of your residence and use dehumidifiers if the level exceeds 50 percent RH. Excess moisture in the air leads to the growth of mold, mildew and other irritants that, upon entry into the duct system, will then travel to every room and potentially cause reactions like those listed above.
- Seal the ducts in your ventilation system. This one act significantly reduces the amount of toxic chemical fumes and other pollutants entering your home from outdoors and, as a result, decreases the risk of you and your loved ones suffering allergic or asthmatic attacks or other conditions from inhalation of these contaminants.
Understandably, you may lack the training or understanding of how to perform some of these tasks, but that’s where Overland Park Heating and Cooling can offer assistance.
Contact us today and allow us to help you increase the air quality and comfort level in your home, and, at the same time, win the battle against springtime allergies as you prepare to enjoy the sunshine and warmer temperatures of the season.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about springtime allergies and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.