March 16, 2016

5 Ways To Fight Allergies All Year Long

5 Ways To Fight Allergies All Year LongAllergies affect people throughout almost every season of the year. Unfortunately, some people never get a break and suffer all year long. Whether it’s a sneeze, sniffle, headache, or worse, a lot of people in the area struggle with some kind of allergies.

With some effort, you can minimize allergens in your home. We’re dedicating this post to HVAC tips that will help you deal with allergies any time of the year.

1. Know What to Look Out For

Depending on your lifestyle and your geographical location you could be living with more allergens than most people. That being said, these allergies are the most prominent:

  • Pet Dander: Pets are a part of the family, so keep them clean — give your animals a bath on a regular basis. This will minimize the dirt and dander they track around the house.
  • Mold: This is typical of humid climates, as humidity can lead to stagnant air, which can lead to mold.
  • Dust: Dust is common everywhere. It’s just the buildup of microscopic particles, and it’s almost impossible to stop. That being said, it is pretty easy to maintain.
  • Pollen: This is another one that applies to just about everyone, yet for those who have trees and gardens in and around their house, they may experience more pollen than others.

Despite the kind of allergens you may be facing, there’s no reason not to do something to improve your life. Whether it’s a simple task or one that will require a little help, improving the quality of the air you breathe is an investment worth making.

2. Change Your Filter

A new, clean filter will boost your air conditioner’s efficiency and the quality of the air you breathe. The longer a filter is in your system, the more particles it will pick up; over time, its effectiveness will decline.

Changing your filter on a consistent basis is a good way to keep the air in your home fresh and clean. By reducing the allergens suspended in your air, you can help reduce the symptoms of allergies!

3. Dust & Vacuum

These are simple tasks we all do, but during allergy season, they can be far more important chores. You can complement the new air filter by dusting and vacuuming your home. It’s important that you dust and vacuum on a regular basis to help maintain a good level of quality air in your home!

4. Clean Your Ducts

Like your filters, your ductwork can become filled with dust and particles over time. Unlike your filters, cleaning your ducts is a more time-consuming task that should be left to professionals. It’s a great way to rid your home of dust and particles that are picked up every time your unit runs. Combine clean ducts with a new air filter, and the air in your home will be as fresh as any!

5. Invest In IAQ Products

After all the work you’ve done to improve your IAQ, there’s no reason to let the air in your home become filled with allergens over and over again. Investing in Indoor Air Quality products is the next step to maintaining the clean air in your home. There are multiple products to choose from, and each provides a valuable service:

Air Purifiers: Purifiers will eliminate any new particles and contaminants, and keep your air clean. Capitalize on the good work you’ve done by investing in an air purifier!

Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers: These units maintain a good level of humidity within the home keeping the air easy to breathe. They’re especially good investments for those who suffer from asthma during allergy season.

Ventilators: Ventilators keep cycling the air in your home by bringing in some fresh air. This eliminates the problem of indoor air pollution and refreshes the air in your home.

Make sure the good work you’ve done to clear the air in your home doesn’t go to waste. Utilizing any one of these products can maintain the clean air in your home and get you through allergy season.

Fight Back Against Allergens with Prime Comfort

Allergy season is tough on many of us, which is exactly why you should improve the air within your home. Allergy medication can help a lot, but fighting the issue at the source is always a method for success. By eliminating the allergens and contaminants in your home directly, you’ll improve your home’s comfort for you and your family!

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment with one of our HVAC specialists, contact us today!