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Prep Your Hvac Unit For Allergy Season

This winter season has had a run of unusually warm temperatures here in northern Arkansas. While a warmer winter may make things a little easier on your home’s heater, it does have its faults; allergy season.

Warmer weather gives plants more time to produce pollen, thus producing a worse allergy season for those of us who suffer from seasonal allergies. Luckily, if we prepare our home’s HVAC systems properly, they can help drastically reduce the amount of dust and pollen that seeps into our indoor air.

You can make a big difference by implementing slight differences throughout your home with small appliances like portable air cleaners and ventilating your home when you can. Below are five ways you can reduce indoor air pollution in your home.




Keeping your home clean can help reduce the amount of dust, allergens, and other pollutants you kick up into the air as you move around your home. However, it's important to remember to only clean with natural products, as many cleaners can contain harmful chemicals.


Changing your HVAC Filters

Your HVAC unit is responsible for circulating air throughout your home. If you don't change your filter regularly, you could be circulating already polluted air. In most cases, using a HEPA filter will give you the best results. Contact a certified HVAC technician to find out which filter best suits your unit and lifestyle.



Portable Air Purifiers

A portable air purifier can be a game-changer for indoor air quality. Air purifiers come in all shapes and sizes and can fit almost any need. The clean air delivery rate (CADR) will indicate which size purifier to buy when shopping for an efficient purifier. The higher the CADR, the larger area it will serve.




Suppose you don't live near a highway or other high pollutant-filled areas. Then, one of the more straightforward ways to improve your home's indoor air quality is by opening your windows and doors on mild days throughout the year.




Mold and mildew thrive in hot, humid conditions. A dehumidifier can help you regulate your home's humidity levels and prevent pesky growth.



By following these tips, your home's indoor air quality will be better than ever. If you have any questions on indoor air quality or are interested in scheduling a visit from one of our indoor air quality specialists, give us a call!