Many residents of Central Florida assume that seasonal allergies are an unavoidable part of spring. In addition to dealing with red eyes and runny noses, people often feel forced to take multiple doses of antihistamines and other medication every single day.
Luckily, there are some simple steps you can take to combat seasonal allergies and once again enjoy everything that spring has to offer. Air Tech of Central Florida is here to help you combat the trickiest allergy season of all.
Upgrade Your Air Filters
Today, air filters are rated by how well they remove pollen, mold spores, dust and other contaminants from the air. Using cheaper air filters with a low MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) rating could result in a huge volume of allergens circulating in and throughout your home.
High-efficiency air filters with a MERV rating between 14 and 16 are generally the most practical option for residential buildings. According to some studies, these particular filters will remove as much as 85 percent of all air pollutants within a home.
Have Your HVAC System Serviced
HVAC units often create the perfect environment for mold and mildew growth with high temperatures and humidity levels. When an HVAC system is not regularly serviced, mold will begin to thrive in the ducts, along hoses and around the outdoor condenser.
During seasonal maintenance calls, your HVAC technician will inspect and clean all of these locations so that the mold spores don’t eventually find their way into your family’s lungs. Don’t overlook the necessity of air conditioning maintenance. Care for your home’s air with the help of trained professionals.
Seal Cracks and Holes
Even with new air filters and a well-maintained HVAC system, your home might still be susceptible to outdoor allergens. In many homes, this is the result of chipped paint, old vents or cracked caulking around doors and windows.
One of the most cost-effective ways to seal up these cracks and holes is with a caulking gun and all-purpose caulking. As an added bonus, sealing these gaps will also improve your home’s efficiency and reduce your energy bills.
Call Air Tech of Central Florida for Air Quality Solutions
Our team understands just how much of a hassle seasonal allergies can be, and this is why we are devoted to helping Central Florida families find long-term solutions to their air quality problems. Feel free to contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our certified technicians before the allergy season hits full throttle.