With spring finally approaching, those buds that promise green leaves and vibrant flowers also harbor dreaded spring allergens, primarily pollen. And “April showers” also bring the gift of mold, which many people are also sensitive to. As you stock up on OTC allergy meds, there are additional steps you can take now to prepare your home before allergy season hits hard. First, you can deep clean your home, and get rid of as much dust, dirt, and pet hair/dander as possible. You can also launder all of the bedding, soft furnishings, and window treatments and get everything as clean and sanitary as possible. Here are some ways to reduce allergens in your home.
Change the air filters in your HVAC system.
You should be doing this anyway, at least every three months. During the spring, you may need to change your furnace filter more frequently, especially if family members struggle with seasonal allergies.
Install an air purification system.
You can also add an air purification option to your HVAC system — a HEPA filter or UV light. The HEPA filter will trap mold, pollen, dust, etc., and the UV light will kill mold spores, fungi, and bacteria.
Reduce allergens in air ducts and vents.
You can dust the covers to your vents, but to be truly effective, the ductwork will benefit from a professional deep cleaning to get rid of mold, mildew, and pollen.
If you want to get a jump-start on spring allergies, call Atlas Butler at 614-681-2167. Schedule an appointment with one of our HVAC specialists to discuss the best options to protect your home and family, whether it’s a filtration system or duct cleaning. You’ll breathe much easier.