Updated: Apr 9, 2019
By Karly Dwenger
Spring is finally here––at least we hope––and we are ready to welcome the smell of freshly cut grass, the touch of warm sunshine and upcoming vacation time. However, with all the good that comes with Spring time, there are a few annoyances too; there is the return of bugs, the pressure to get back in shape and of course...allergies.
The good news is, the most simple ways to reduce the presence of allergens in your home can be taken care of by tuning up your HVAC system.
Allergies can be spread throughout your home in the air, on the surfaces of your furniture and can make for a pretty miserable time. Airborne particles like dust and mold can infect your air and make it uncomfortable for you and your family by causing itchy eyes, sneezing, coughing and a runny nose. Here are three simple tips to ensure an easier transition into spring.
1. Dust Your Vents
Spring time also means spring cleaning, which can be an irritating chore but also necessary. The problem is when most people dust their homes, a lot of them forget to dust their registers and air vents. These vents are responsible for circulating air into your home through your HVAC system so if they are dusty, they will be circulating more dust throughout your home. The trick is to dust these first before anything else using a rag to prevent dust mites from causing any problems.
2. Check for mold
Mold is a real pest, and unfortunately it thrives in humid, moist environments that are more prominent this time of year. Mold spores float through the air, both inside and outside, and grow when they land in moist environments. Make sure to check your air ducts, evaporator coils and air handler for signs of mold. Since duct-work circulates air throughout your home, mold growth located in the ducts could mean your family will be breathing in unhealthy air. You should keep your eyes open for signs of mold spores or you may be able to smell mildew if your HVAC is becoming a victim to mold. If this type of problem is ongoing, it an cause more than just allergies but also multiple sicknesses. If you are unsure how or where to check for mold, you can look to hire a professional as well.
3. Schedule a Maintenance Appointment
The easiest and most effective way to ensure your HVAC system is working properly, is mold free and not causing any problems is to hire a professional for a spring tune up. Our technicians have a 20 point checklist they follow when they perform your routine tune up. Our experienced and knowledgeable technicians know what to look for to help prevent further damage and help improve air quality. Schedule your tune up today on our website or give us a call at 513-851-3569.