Stop Springtime Sniffles at Home

Stop Springtime Sniffles at Home

12 May 2014

The spring season is in full effect, and with it, the full effects of springtime allergens for those who suffer. While you can’t do much about the work of the bees outside, there are things you can do to improve your environment at home. Removing whatever you’re sensitive is one of the best ways, but you can reduce springtime allergies with A/C maintenance as well. This is an important step toward having good indoor air quality. Learn more about what’s involved with A/C care, and how this can help bring you relief from all the sniffling and sneezing.

Springtime Allergies

Reduce Springtime Allergies With A/C Maintenance

No matter if you’re allergic to pet dander, mold, dust mites or pollen, your symptoms can actually become much worse when you spend time in your home. Pollution, including allergens, is usually found in much higher concentrations inside the average home than it is outdoors. Aside from trying to reduce allergies by removing the source and keeping your home clean, there are two ways you should care for your A/C: by scheduling annual maintenance appointments and having a good quality, clean air filter.

A/C Tuneups

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recommends homeowners have their A/C checked by a professional HVAC contractor every year, ideally in the spring. By doing so, the system will work more efficiently, energy costs will likely be reduced and your breathing space will be healthier. An HVAC contractor is also more likely to notice signs of mold developing in the system.

Air Filter Care

When shopping for an air filter, it’s best to get a medium efficiency one with a MERV rating between 7 and 12. Such filters do a good job of preventing allergens from passing through. You should change or clean the filter every month (depending on system use), or as recommended by the manufacturer.

Would you like to reduce springtime allergies with A/C maintenance? We can help! Please feel free to contact us at Bodine-Scott Air Conditioning Co. anytime.

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