ACHOO!!! Spring is definitely in the air, which means that there are plenty of allergens to go around! Of course, you don’t want to spend the entire spring season sneezing, wheezing, and coughing, so what do you do?
Poor indoor air quality can definitely worsen allergy symptoms, as indoor air contaminants like pollen and pet dander can easily make their way into your ventilation system. Therefore, investing in the right indoor air quality systems and services is a great way to combat common indoor allergens, relieving you of those pesky symptoms.
Below, we have listed some of our favorite ways to boost your indoor air quality and alleviate allergy symptoms. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more, and of course, remember to call us when you’re ready to invest in an air filtration system in Birmingham.
Your Indoor Air Quality System Options
Ready to give your indoor air quality, your health, and your comfort a boost? Great! You’ve got plenty of options to choose from:
- Air Filtration Systems: The standard air filter simply does not cut it when it comes to your health. It’s important to change the filter every month or two, but that is mainly so that dirt and debris don’t clog up the system. A furnace filter is only a preliminary filter, while the smallest allergens require larger media filtration systems designed to stop things like mold spores, pet dander, and pollen.
- Electronic Air Purifiers: Sometimes, we run into trouble with air filtration systems because they can be too In other words, the media is so good at blocking particles that it also keeps air from flowing through the system. An electronic air purifier uses ionization to charge particles rather than trap them, so they become attracted to a surface of the opposite charge and taken out of the air.
- UV Light Air Purifiers: Another type of air purifier uses UV (ultraviolet) light to kill off microorganisms, tiny living things like bacteria and viruses that multiply and make you sick.
Some Other Tips
Here are some of our other favorite tips to limit the number of allergens entering your home:
- Leave your shoes near the entryway of your home.
- Remove your outerwear when you step inside.
- Change your clothing before lounging around (especially after outdoor activities).
- Keep up on cleaning
Remember, every little bit of extra care counts!
Call in a Professional
If you are ready to give your indoor air quality a boost, it is best that you call in a professional for help. Trust us, only a certified HVAC pro has the tools, training, and expertise to match you with the indoor air quality systems that are going to meet your home’s unique IAQ needs. Plus, they’ll be sure to install it quickly and correctly the first time around!
Ready to schedule your indoor air quality services? Great! All you have to do is contact the team at Douglas Cooling and Heating to get started. Your experience is what matters most!