The changing seasons bring a host of different experiences. The leaves turn different colors, the temperatures steadily begin dropping, and the air gets drier. While most people welcome these changes with open arms, the environment takes a toll on others.
Allergies are still a problem, and the dry air can wreak havoc on immune systems. That’s why it’s so important to make sure your indoor air quality is in the best shape it can be. Your home is supposed to be a reprieve from pollutants and allergens, so it’s important that you take care of the airflow. We’ve got a handful of foolproof solutions to keeping your home allergen-free!
The things that tend to cause the most problems in our air circulation are particles like dust and pollen. These pollutants worm their way into our homes and sit there for a while, and they spread and infect our air.
Keep these contaminants in check! Vacuum and dust your home regularly to ensure that they don’t have a chance to find a dark little corner to take root in, and you’ll nip the problem in the bud before it gets serious.
Install High-Quality, Efficient Air Filters
Since your air only has one way to enter your home’s vent system, it makes sense to block as much of the allergens and airborne particles as you can, well before they have a chance to affect your respiratory system.
Invest in a high-quality air filter and replace your current one with it. Make sure to keep the MERV rating in mind – this is the number that dictates how efficiently the filter screens out particles. Find out what your current filter’s rating is and consider adjusting it a bit.
Electrostatic filters are also a viable option. They don’t need to be replaced – just a routine washing will do – and they’ll last a long while.
Add a UV Air Cleaner
A UV air cleaner augments your HVAC system by zapping the particles that happen to somehow get through your air filter. An air cleaner is silent, so you won’t even notice that it’s there. All it does is perform the job it was designed to do!
Invest in a Whole-Home Humidifier
One of the more irritating problems that the fall season brings is, as we noted, the dry air. This provides a fertile breeding ground for the pollen and allergens that irritate us, which is why the most effective way to combat this is by adding moisture to the air.
A whole-home humidifier will do just that. It ensures your air doesn’t get stale, so you and your family won’t have any trouble breathing!
Acree Plumbing, Air & Electric: Solving Your IAQ Problems One at a Time
The fall should be a fun time for everyone in the family! It’s great to get out and take a stroll with a crisp breeze at your back, and you shouldn’t have to dread it for fear of getting sick.
Acree Plumbing, Air & Electric’s technicians know what works best, and our team members are happy to work out a solution that specifically fits your situation.
To make sure your home has the perfect level of air quality, just give us a call at 800-937-6736!