With spring arriving, seasonal allergies will soon be in full bloom. Many asthma and allergy sufferers stay indoors when pollen counts are high, but did you know that staying inside can do more harm than good? Thankfully, improving air quality inside your home is possible, even in Tampa, Florida, which is known for its beautiful climate and extremely high pollen count in the spring.
Find the Source
Allergy and asthma control begins at home, so it’s important to identify the allergens that are causing allergic symptoms. Airborne particles like dust, dirt and pet dander make it harder to breathe and also cause respiratory symptoms, such as a runny nose, cough and congestion. If you have a pet, routine bathing can reduce the amount of pet dander floating in the air. Regular dusting, vacuuming and mopping also keep airborne allergens to a minimum.
Mold, pollen and dust mites are just a few of the contaminants that adversely affect indoor air quality. Together with regular housekeeping, installing an air purifier can dramatically improve the air inside your home. In addition to portable units, which you can move from room to room, you can also install a whole-house purification system, which will clean the air before it’s circulated throughout your home.
Schedule Routine Maintenance
Even a small amount of moisture inside your HVAC unit can cause bacteria to grow. Seasonal maintenance includes routine cleaning and inspection, which can identify sources of poor air quality. One of the best ways to improve indoor air quality is to eliminate or gain better control over its sources. If you’d like to schedule spring maintenance on your air conditioning system, call us today at (727) 213-5888.