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HVAC Solutions for Reducing Spring Allergies

March 20 marked the official start of spring, which is bittersweet news for allergy sufferers. We all love the rising temps and longer days; we’d just enjoy them more without watery eyes, sneezing, and itching. While we can’t completely prevent these pesky symptoms, there are ways to weaken their impact. Read on to learn about HVAC solutions for reducing spring allergies.

Minimize Triggers During Spring Cleaning—And Beyond

While going through your spring-cleaning checklist, be sure to add these steps to help minimize the presence of allergy symptom triggers inside the home:

  • Schedule annual maintenance service with your local HVAC technician to ensure your system is running at peak performance, which includes helping manage indoor air quality (IAQ), before cooling season.
  • Make sure your HVAC system has a clean, quality air filter to trap dust, pet dander, pollen, and other indoor pollutants. And remember to change or clean as directed by manufacturer guidelines throughout the season.
  • Have your ductwork cleaned. This will remove any dust and other debris that has collected throughout the system, so it doesn’t get blown into the home.

Check out our blog post covering HVAC tips for reducing seasonal allergies for additional information and contact us to schedule service of your system.

Clear the Air with Indoor Air Quality Solutions

Annual maintenance service and keeping the air filter clean are the basics for heating and cooling performance. However, these systems primarily focus on the air’s temperature. Consider these IAQ products to breathe cleaner air inside your home.

Electronic Air Cleaners

It’s all in the name with this one: Electronic air cleaners (EAC) remove small and large particles of dust, dirt, pet dander, and other pollutants before they can flow through ductwork and into the air you breathe.

UV Lights

Working in conjunction with your HVAC setup, UV light sterilization systems eliminate odors and kill mold, mildew, viruses, bacteria, and other harmful airborne pathogens and contaminants.

Air Purifiers

Air purifiers, like a Secure Air Whole House Air Cleaner, use unique collection fibers that attract hazardous pathogens and particles and safely break them down. That way, these particles are destroyed before you can breathe them in.

Air Exchangers

Air exchangers not only exhaust stale indoor air for proper ventilation, but also provide a continuous flow of fresh, pre-filtered outdoor air into the home at the same time. They also help manage humidity levels for ultimate comfort and IAQ.

The end of winter is something to celebrate here in Minnesota. If you’re dreading the sneezing and other symptoms brought by the season change, put your worries to rest with these HVAC solutions for reducing spring allergies.

Not sure which option to choose and want to learn more? Call Heating & Cooling Two and one of our HVAC experts will help find the ideal choice for you and your system.