Spring – A.K.A. allergy season – can be a tough time for those who suffer from seasonal allergies or year-round asthma. There are a lot of irritants in the air, and often those irritants follow you home. If you find yourself sneezing, coughing, or experiencing an itchy nose or eyes even after you’ve escaped the pollen outside, you most likely suffer from indoor allergies. You can find irritants like dust mites, mold spores, and pet dander hiding in your carpet and in the ductwork of your HVAC system no matter how thoroughly or how often you clean your house. However, there are a few ways that you can improve the air quality of your home and reduce your symptoms.
As we mentioned in part one of this series, changing the air filters in your home is one of the easiest and fastest ways to reduce indoor allergens. HVAC maintenance from the professionals at Arthur Hagar can also help. Arthur Hagar has been helping Fort Worth families stay comfortable in every season since 1949 with services including HVAC repair and installation. Read on to learn more about minimizing your indoor allergies and call Arthur Hagar today to schedule your next service call.
Clean Your Home
You’re probably already planning to do some deep spring cleaning, especially if you know to expect the discomfort that comes with allergy season, but we just want to remind you that keeping your home clean is an important step toward breathing easily. There will always be allergens hiding in your home, but regular dusting and vacuuming can minimize their presence and prevent them from entering your HVAC system and spreading throughout your home. When you dust throughout your house, remember to clean the registers and vents of your HVAC system. You should also clean both the indoor and outdoor components of your AC unit — a dirty outdoor unit could be pulling allergens into your home.
Choose the Right Humidity
Too much moisture in the air can encourage mold spores to grow, but air that is too dry can trigger allergy or asthma symptoms. Find the right balance of humidity to ease coughing, congestion, and other uncomfortable reactions to allergens. Your thermostat should have the ability to regulate the humidity inside your home, and if it doesn’t, it might be time to get a new one.
Install an Air Purifier
A great way to optimize indoor air quality is to install a Carrier air purifier or cleaner. An air purifier can capture pollen, dust, dander, smoke, and many other irritants. It can also capture household pathogens such as those that cause the common cold and kill or inactivate them with an electric charge. Call Arthur Hagar today to install your new whole-home air purification system!
Allergy season can seem like an unstoppable force, bringing with it uncomfortable symptoms like sneezing, coughing, and more. Fortunately, you can take steps to fight off the effects of indoor allergies with the help of Arthur Hagar, Fort Worth’s HVAC specialists for more than 65 years. Regularly cleaning your home can help prevent the spread of irritating allergens and maintaining a comfortable humidity and installing an air purifier can help you enjoy spring without the pitfalls of indoor allergies or asthma. For all of our tips on handling indoor allergies, be sure to read part one of this series, and contact Arthur Hagar for all of your heating and cooling needs. Whether you need to install a new air cleaner or service an old AC unit, we can get it done. Protect your family from allergy season — call Arthur Hagar today!