Spring allergies can cause headaches, nausea, nosebleeds, coughing, sneezing, watery or itchy eyes, fatigue, trouble concentrating, and other health problems. Contaminants like dust, tree pollen, or mold spores can also shorten your HVAC system’s life and make it less efficient in spring. Prevent spring allergies by cleaning your Macon, Georgia, home often, using an air purifier, and controlling its humidity.
Cleaning your home often is a great way to prevent spring allergies by removing allergens like pollen, dust, mold spores, and pet dander from your home. If your allergies get worse when you clean, use a cleaning service instead. When you dust and vacuum, remember to clean your air registers and ceiling fans. Also, you can save energy and keep allergens out of your home by cleaning your outdoor HVAC unit regularly. Remove any leaves, twigs, or other debris, and then rinse it off with a garden hose. Don’t use a power washer since you could damage your unit.
Using an Air Purifier
An air purifier or air cleaner can remove many allergens from your indoor air, even viruses and bacteria. You can have a whole-home system installed in your ductwork by a professional, or you can use a less-expensive portable unit in one or two rooms at a time. Many models even remind you to change or clean the air filter.
Controlling Your Humidity
If the humidity in your home rises too high in spring, it could cause mold, water damage, or rotting floors. Many people are allergic to mold and pests like cockroaches. If your home has too much moisture, use a dehumidifier to prevent damage and make it more comfortable. A lower humidity also feels cooler, so you won’t have to use your air conditioner as much and you can save energy.
Pruett Air Conditioning is a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer with more than 35 years of experience. We can help you install, maintain, and repair a variety of HVAC equipment. Call us at 478-225-4921 for great service and help with your indoor air quality.
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