Written on: April 3, 2023
More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies. And we are getting into the time of year where they can be at their worst.
As trees, shrubs, plants, and grasses revive in the spring, they also spread pollen through the air. People suffering from allergies know all too well the symptoms that come with it. These include sneezing, sniffles, itchiness in eyes and ears, sore throats and even coughing and shortness of breath.
Warmer, rainier spring conditions are the ideal environment for biological pollutants such as mold and mildew to thrive, leading them to become more common allergens during this season.
All of these allergens can make their way into your home, meaning being indoors provides no escape from their effects.
AFC can help you be more comfortable in your home with our indoor air quality equipment installation and service!
Your HVAC filter does trap some particulate matter, but not all. And, if it is not changed frequently, becomes less effective at protecting your home from allergens and mold.
Our indoor air quality equipment takes air cleaning and purification to the next level and creates a comfortable environment for you and your loved ones.
Make your home a healthier environment for you and your family with the iWave-M air ionization system. This powerful, yet compact device eliminates pollutants like viruses, dust particles, pet dander, VOCs and more from the air in no time! Not only does it reduce allergen levels but also odors resulting from smoking, cooking or pets living in the house.
The iWave-R generator is engineered specifically for residential duct systems and works to clear the air of contaminants, germs, and smells with its self-cleaning needlepoint bipolar ionization technology. Using both positive and negative ions, this revolutionary device promises a healthier home environment.
As we mentioned, humid air can lead to the development of mold and mildew inside your home. Too much humidity in your home can cause mold, mildew odors and exacerbate allergies. Dry air can damage prized possessions such as wood flooring, art pieces or electronics. Additionally, insufficient moisture levels may make you more susceptible to colds.
Our Aprilair humidifiers and dehumidifiers help to keep the humidity in your home in a safe, comfortable range.
Do a spring cleaning. Now is a great time to do a deep cleaning to remove dust and pollen. Hate dusting baseboards? Using a dryer sheet to dust them not only gets them clean but helps to repel dust!
Keep your HVAC filter clean. Check your HVAC filter once a month and change as needed. This is especially important if you have pets.
Clean your ductwork. You should have your ductwork cleaned ever three years or so. This helps keep pollen, dust, and mold from circulating around your home.
Ventilate when possible. It’s understandable to want to let fresh air in your home after winter. Check the pollen reports before doing so in order to keep pollen from getting in.
Stop the sneezing! Contact AFC today for a FREE estimate to add indoor air quality equipment to your Central Maine home.