Spring is a lovely time of year in River Oaks, Texas. But blooming flowers, trees, and grasses can turn spring into a nightmare for allergy sufferers. The good news is that there are some simple things you can do in your home to minimize the symptoms of spring allergies.
Use a Vacuum Cleaner With a HEPA Filter
Pollen can enter your home through open doors and windows or via your shoes and clothing. These tiny particles swirl around inside the house and eventually settle on furniture, bedding, carpets, and rugs. Therefore, regular cleaning of your house is essential if there are any allergy sufferers in your family. Invest in a high-quality vacuum cleaner that uses a High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter. This type of air filter has a very fine mesh that captures harmful particles so you don’t have to inhale them.
Get Your Ductwork Cleaned
Over time, dirt, dust, pet dander, pollutants, and pollen become trapped in the ducts of your HVAC system. When you turn on the air conditioner, this debris gets blown around the house, which can trigger allergy symptoms. That’s why it’s important to hire a professional to clean your ducts periodically. A thorough duct cleaning will improve your indoor air quality.
Install an Air Cleaner
Installing an air cleaning system is an excellent way of improving your indoor air quality and reducing allergy symptoms. Air cleaners are effective at trapping particulates before they enter your home through your HVAC system. One type of air purifier will trap pollen, pollutants, and bacteria in its filter and then use an electrical charge to kill or inactivate any harmful pathogens.
There’s nothing you can do about the pollen outside, of course, but keeping the air inside your home clean will definitely help with spring allergies. To learn more about improving your indoor air quality, give Maxx A/C & Heating a call at 281-409-3890. Our team stands ready to help with any HVAC issues.
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