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Spring Allergies and HVAC: Improving Indoor Air Quality for a Healthier Home

Woman sneezing in home due to her seasonal allergies

Runny nose, itchy eyes, and constant sneezing — these are just a few of the seasonal allergies of spring. While some suffer more from allergies than others, those who have it worse typically make the mistake of neglecting their indoor air quality. 

At ACS, we know how critical indoor air quality is to surviving seasonal allergies. That’s why we offer extensive HVAC repair, replacement, and maintenance to keep your air as clean as can be! Our HVAC-certified technicians serve residences and businesses across Milledgeville, Covington, and surrounding areas, ensuring strong indoor air quality across the board! 

In this blog, our industry experts share how you can improve indoor air quality to combat seasonal allergies this spring, including:  

    • Install an air purifier
    • Change air filters regularly
    • Keep your home clean
    • Shut your windows
    • Schedule professional HVAC maintenance

Install an Air Purifier

To no surprise, an air purifier does exactly as its name implies. Air purifiers clean your air and eliminate airborne contaminants harming your respiratory health. From dust and pollen to pet dander, these irritants can take quite a toll on your household’s comfort. With an air purifier, you can enjoy fresher, cleaner air, allowing for allergy protection, long-lasting HVAC efficiency, and numerous other benefits. If you notice your allergies worsen or a collection of odors or dust in your home, that’s your sign to install an air purifier! 

Change Air Filters Regularly

Changing your air filter is a simple and straightforward way to improve indoor air quality. Your air filter protects your air from dust, dander, mold, and other airborne contaminants. However, when a filter gets clogged or dirty, it has trouble filtering these pollutants, causing them to pass through the filter and circulate through the air straight into your lungs. We recommend replacing your air filter every 1-3 months, especially if your household suffers from allergies, asthma, or other respiratory illnesses. 

Keep Your Home Clean

Believe it or not, your household chores greatly impact your indoor air quality. When dust, pet dander, and other pollutants build up in your home, they trigger your allergies. So, it’s important to maintain a consistent vacuuming and dusting routine to prevent these contaminants from collecting. You’ll also want to ensure you keep your bathrooms as clean and dry as possible, as leaving damp areas could trigger mold growth, contributing to your allergies. 

Shut Your Windows

When nice spring weather begins, many homeowners like to open their windows and let in the fresh, warm air. Though this might feel nice in the moment, it will leave lasting after-effects on your allergies. Leaving doors and windows open welcomes pollen and other allergens into your home, resulting in severe respiratory repercussions. If you’re going to open your windows, only do so for a few minutes at a time. A house with a well-running air conditioning system should have no need to open doors and windows. Your AC unit will keep you cool all on its own! 

Schedule Professional HVAC Maintenance

Before allergy season rolls around, make a note to yourself to schedule an HVAC tune-up! Having your HVAC system professionally inspected will ensure it’s equipped to handle the spring climate. With help from a seasoned HVAC technician like those on the ACS team, you can trust that conquering this allergy season will be a complete cakewalk!

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Are you looking for HVAC repair, replacement, or maintenance? You can count on ACS to get the job done! With decades of industry experience, our certified HVAC technicians ensure peak system performance and efficiency across the board. Connect with our team today for top-quality HVAC maintenance, installation, and repair in Covington, Milledgeville, and surrounding areas.