Springtime sun in the Pacific Northwest is a welcomed reprieve from the rainy and cold winter months. With that sunshine comes warmer weather and plenty of blooming that can bring increased allergy symptoms. If you live with allergies, you know how frustrating sneezing, runny noses, and itchy eyes can be at this time of year.

And it’s not just outside that can instigate springtime allergies – inside air can contribute, too! Thankfully, we have some ways to minimize allergy and asthma symptoms – and it starts with focusing on your indoor air quality. Here’s what to keep in mind.

#1: Clean or replace air filters.

Your heating/cooling system utilizes air filters to trap pollutants, pet dander, pollen, dust, debris, and other harmful particles that can reduce the quality of the air you breathe. Air filters – if not changed or cleaned regularly – will get dirty. That means the air coming into your home or business will be dirty, too. Not to mention, if your air filters are clogged with debris, it will take more energy to use the system. This contributes to greater strain on the machine which could lead to system breakdowns or high utility bills.

We recommend cleaning or changing your HVAC filters every other month. If you own pets or smoke inside, it’s best to change them monthly. This is an easy and affordable maintenance task to complete that can make a huge difference!

#2: Add an air purification system to your space.

Imagine taking a deep breath and knowing that the air you just took in is clean and purified. Air purifiers can give you this peace of mind! They work alongside existing HVAC systems and provide clean air for years.

Our go-to air purification product that we proudly install is the Reme Halo. This outstanding product can work as a whole home in-duct air purifier that purifies the circulated air. This process utilizes molecules of oxygen and hydrogen that move through the unit, freshening and cleaning the air molecules that enter. In just 30 minutes, the machine can eliminate 99% of airborne contaminants, which include bacteria, mold, allergens, indoor pollutants, and much more. For those that suffer with allergy and asthma, this can be a solution for breathing easier all year long.

#3: Don’t forget about your ductwork.

You might not be able to see all the ducts in your home or business, but they play a huge part in your air quality. Duct cleaning can be a great option to ensure the air traveling through your system is as clean as possible. Our duct cleaning experts at Specialty Heating and Cooling provide thorough duct cleaning that will keep unwanted airborne

Our service includes a duct inspection, HEPA filtration equipment usage, dryer vent cleaning, and nylon or steel brush cleaning. This helps remove air contaminants, and reduce mold, dust, and other allergen particles from the ducts that can cause problems for those that deal with allergy and asthma.

Breathing cleaner air not only helps people with allergies – it also minimizes the worsening of pre-existing respiratory conditions that cause headaches, fatigue, and other unwanted side effects.

Peak allergy season is a good time to take notice of your indoor air quality, but it’s important to keep clean air in mind throughout the year. Don’t expose you and your loved ones to dirty, contaminated indoor air any longer! Call us today and ask how our team at Specialty Heating and Cooling can give you clean air solutions that can help you breathe easier.

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