Air Conditioning and Allergies

With springtime allergies in full bloom, it’s time to focus on making small changes to help with asthma and allergy relief. Common seasonal allergies include pollen, trees, grass and ragweed.

Local pollen alert

 

If you have environmental allergies, it’s best to avoid the outdoors on high pollen level days. If you’re stuck in the house all day you want to ensure that you are breathing in the cleanest air possible.

 

Cleaning Your Indoor Air

Home Air Filter Replacement

The best way to combat allergies inside is to keep the air conditioner pumping, but only if it’s running correctly. For instance, if you don’t have your HVAC system regularly serviced then your home might be collecting mold. Consider scheduling spring maintenance regularly every year so that you’ll start the season off right.

A spring HVAC cleaning can consist of changing air filters, cleaning out air ducts, or replacing the entire system. Pollen-suffers often don’t realize that their AC unit is pulling air from the outside, so it’s important to understand how your particular HVAC system works.

Additionally, ask your HVAC provider about indoor air quality options, such as air purifiers, air filtration systems, and anti-mold and microbe UV systems. Len Sciulli & Sons offers air purification systems that remove harmful mold, pollen, and allergens from the air in your home.

So next time you find yourself sneezing up a storm in the comfort of your home, consider that you may not have serviced your air conditioner. Each HVAC system is different, but we recommend that if you are regularly running your AC that you have the filters changed every two months.

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