Spring Season Brings Pollen and Allergy Flare Ups: Four Tips to Help

allergiesSpring is here, and with that brings warmer weather, longer days and, of course, those beautiful blooming flowers. Spring flowers and trees in bloom add to pollen that enters our homes through windows, doors and even our HVAC systems. Pollen irritates the condition that people dread all year long – seasonal allergies. There’s a change in the air, and on comes the sneezing, sniffling, sinus pressure and itchy throats. Well this spring, there’s no need to worry! There are several ways to help improve the quality of your home’s indoor air, which will better combat those bothersome allergy symptoms.

The professionals at RighTime Home Services advise starting with your HVAC system:

  • Pollution and debris can get trapped in your air filter, leading to reduced airflow. Dirty filters require your AC to work harder than it needs to and therefore could be using more energy than normal. For optimal performance, call the experts at RighTime OC to change your air filters at least every three months.
  • If your system is tuned up and maintained by a professional, then keep the air running this season. There’s no magic temperature to set your AC; it’s based on your family’s preference. Filling your home with cool, clean air can help filter allergy triggers in the air, and relieve sinus and other allergy-related symptoms. Continuously running fresh air through your home will help you breathe easier.
  • Keep the windows closed. Open windows allow for a variety of unwanted allergens to enter your home.
  • Installing a UV light air cleaner in the ductwork or air filtration system can help neutralize potential allergens your home and protect your family from poor air quality. The UV light air cleaner breaks up and destroys microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi that could potentially be in your HVAC system.

If you’re interested in speaking with an air conditioning, heating and indoor air quality professional in Orange County regarding your home’s indoor air quality, visit https://www.rightimeservices.com/location/orange-county/ or call us at (714) 793-0739.