With the cold at bay and the flowers in bloom, you know spring is here along with allergy season! Even after going inside, you may suffer from the tell-tale signs of pollen and other air pollutants drifting through the air. Managing your air conditioner can help to prevent some of these allergens from circulating in your home. Help your family breathe easier with these springtime tips for allergy sufferers in Texas.
Common Air Pollutants
Tree, ragweed & grass pollens are often found floating around here in Texas and can cause many allergic reactions. Although you may think going inside would get rid of this problem, pollens can be brought in through the air, your clothes, your hair, and even your dog! Instead of getting rid of your pets, help alleviate your symptoms through the tips below!
Do you dust around your house regularly? If not, dusting can help to clean out some of the pollens that collect around your home. Be sure to pay some extra attention to your supply vents! These areas tend to accumulate dust and pollutants that are then wisped into the air every time the air conditioner is turned on.
Cleaning Air Ducts
Somewhere else that these pollutants can collect is within your air ducts, which may be unseen but should not be forgotten! Over time, humidity, dust, and debris can gather in your HVAC system – which can then lead to mold and bacteria growing on the coils in your unit. This then can travel throughout your ductwork and blow into your house, spreading air-borne pollutants. With air duct cleaning, you can be sure that your ducts are not spreading these unwanted pollutants throughout your home.
Air filters help to remove and reduce airborne particles that float throughout your home. During spring, there are even more pollutants and allergens floating around in the air, making it all the more important to stay vigilant and remember to change your air filter regularly. Prevent further dust and allergens from spreading by replacing your filter every 1-2 months.
Adding a Whole House Air Purifier
Whole-house air purifiers sanitize the air you breathe and help remove pollutants, allergens, and toxins. These are installed into your HVAC system to help spread clean air throughout your home, whereas a stand-alone air purifier would not have such a widespread effect. Although your air filter helps keep pollutants at bay, some allergens are too small to get trapped by a filter. Whole-home air purifiers can help to neutralize these smaller particles and keep the air inside your entire house clean.
Adding a Dehumidifier
With such high humidity in Texas, it can make homes feel muggy even when your air conditioner is running. Humidity can cause mold growth, decreasing the air quality within your home. A dehumidifier works by helping to remove the moisture in the air, leaving you feeling more comfortable and decreasing the possible air pollutants within your home.
By following the steps listed above, you can breathe easier this spring and throughout the rest of the year. Want some more tips on how to make sure the air you breathe is clean for you, your family, and those pesky allergies? Simply call today and we can help with the answers you need.
No matter what happens, we are here for you at BVS Home Experts. We have certified air conditioning and heating technicians standing by 24/7 (yes, 24-hour AC service) to ensure you get the HVAC maintenance you need. You don’t need to worry anymore because we’ll get everything taken care of to get your home back to normal. Contact BVS Home Experts today to restore your comfort.
Ronald is one of the key contributors to BVS Home Experts, a family-owned and operated full-service air conditioning and heating company serving the Katy and West Houston areas. With a deep understanding of air conditioning and heating concerns, Ronald brings a wealth of knowledge to our readers.