With winter officially behind us, many homeowners across the U.S. are beginning to open their windows to breathe in the mild springtime air. But if you’re one of those unfortunate folks who suffer from allergies, spring may not be so welcoming.
April showers bring May flowers and a whole slew of allergens. Fortunately, there are ways you can improve the air quality in your home to let you breathe easily despite budding flowers and shedding pets.
- Schedule a duct cleaning
It’s recommended that homeowners have their air ducts cleaned every three to five years. This is because dust and allergens accumulate the most in your air ducts where you can’t reach. Schedule a cleaning with your local air conditioning service to keep your HVAC system clean and allergen-free.
- Replace your HVAC filters
It’s a regular job to replace your filters during HVAC system maintenance. Pet hair, dander, and dust can build up in your filters and make your indoor air quality a little worse for wear. This is especially true during allergy season because your pets are shedding their winter coats and pollen from the great outdoors is coming in through your windows.
- Install an air filtration system
If you don’t already have an air filtration system, consider talking to your air conditioning service about having one installed. An air filtration system can do wonders for your indoor air quality when paired with efficient HVAC systems.
- Don’t forget to clean your fans
Your HVAC system is a good source of clean air quality, but so are your fans. Dust and dander can build up on your ceiling fans and your floor fans. During spring cleaning, don’t forget to wipe down your blades to prevent allergens from being blown around your home.
It’s important to do a little spring cleaning throughout your home to keep allergens from making you sneeze. Fortunately, the Air Scrubber Plus® by Pioneer Heating and Air can significantly reduce the number of allergens in your home for your average dust mop. To learn more about the Air Scrubber Plus® or to schedule an air conditioning repair or tune-up, contact Pioneer Heating and Air today.