Many people love spring, and it’s not hard to see why. The weather starts to warm up but doesn’t get too hot, the days get longer, and flowers start to bloom.
Unfortunately, that last part also brings one of the “bad” parts of the season: a rise in allergy and asthma problems. Yes, spring means it’s also allergy season, and for many that means some unpleasant times.
Even in a place like Florida, where warm weather is never far away, the seasonal cycles cause an increase in the pollen count of the air when spring starts. Allergy season problems don’t just stay outside—they become trouble for the indoor air quality in many homes.
You have several medical options to decrease the hay fever problems of allergy season, but you may not have realized you have indoor air quality solutions as well. We can help you with the IAQ services to make allergy season easier for everyone in your household.
Make Sure You Have Humidity Control
Before we talk about the air filters and air purifiers that remove allergens and asthma triggers from the air, we want to address the concern about high humidity in your house. You might not think high humidity would create allergy problems, only comfort concerns. But high humidity creates an environment where mold can easily grow and release spores into the air of the house. These spores are major allergy and asthma triggers, and they can affect people who otherwise don’t have allergies.
We strongly recommend you have a whole-house dehumidifier installed to get the humidity level balanced around 45%. It’s not just good for allergy problems, it makes hot days feel much cooler so you can cut down on AC use.
Air Filtration and Air Purification
The right air filtration and air purification system in Clearwater, FL can eliminate more than 99% of the unwanted pollutants circulating through the HVAC system of a house. Filters and purifiers trap and zap away the majority of the contaminants that trigger asthma and allergies: dust, dust mites, pollen, pet dander, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and more.
Standard air filters that trap pollutants in a mesh of fibers are the place to start. These filters are capable of stopping dust particles and the lint and dander that are the cause of many allergy and asthma issues. (The filter that comes with the HVAC system is not sufficient; that filter only protects the interior of the HVAC cabinet and doesn’t clean the air throughout the house.)
If you can’t put in a filter strong enough to stop all the unwanted pollutants without impeding airflow through the HVAC system, you can have our technicians install an air purifier. There are several types of purifiers that target different contaminants, such as the UV air purifier that kills microbes, viruses, germs, mold spores, and other organic pollutants. We’ll use our skill and experience to find the right type of air purifier(s) to pair with your air filtration system.
Schedule service with us today for your indoor air quality needs and Experience the Balanced Air, Inc. difference!