It’s the first day of spring! For many of us, this means the return of seasonal spring allergies, also known as hay fever. It’s difficult to avoid everpresent pollen this time of year when you’re out and about. However, you can take some steps to improve the air quality in your home and reduce allergy symptoms!
Our air filters are the greatest tools we have to prevent allergens from entering our homes. Unless you have a lot of plants in your home, that irritating pollen is going to be coming from outdoors. This is where air filters can scrub the air coming from your heat pump, for example.
Are you confident you have the best air filter for your household? One way to differentiate the strength of various filters is to look at the MERV rating. It works on a scale from 1 to 16. The higher the number, the more airborne allergens they can trap. However, a higher rating isn’t always better! Some HVAC systems aren’t calibrated for a strong air filter.
Additionally, higher MERV rating filters can get dirty more quickly, so you’ll need to be on top of switching them out once a month. If you have seasonal allergies, contact us to see if a higher MERV rating filter is right for your system.
In this case, a seasonal problem requires a seasonal solution. Spring cleaning can go along way towards helping your respiratory health. All the dust and dirt that accumulates in your home can become airborne easily. One heavy step can knock up a bunch of particles that you will end up breathing. Studies have shown that a dirty carpet can be a steady source of pollution in an indoor space. Spring cleaning can remove the dust and dirt from the furniture and flooring in your home, ultimately making your air cleaner and improving respiratory health.
For reliable heating, air conditioning, and indoor air quality services, contact Choice Air Care online or call us at (972) 332-3927.