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Breathe Easier! – Fighting Allergies In Georgetown

May 18, 2018

The poppy flowers are blooming, the grass is green, and trees are bursting with new leaves… Don’t you just love this time of year? Not so much if you have allergies in Georgetown!

When the pollen count is out of control, all you want to do is hide in an air-conditioned room! You might think your air conditioning system will filter out allergens from the air, but without the right maintenance, you’ll still be sniffling your way through the season. Pollen isn’t the only problem, the summer heat and humidity make the conditions ripe for the growth of mold and mildew. All of these contaminants may trigger an allergic response, not to mention Georgetown generally has high grass pollen this time of year!  You shouldn’t have to suffer through the spring – that’s why we’re going to give you a few important tips on how to allergy-proof your home!

 

How To Allergy-Proof Your Home:

 

Change Your Filters

The first step that you can take to combat allergies in Georgetown is to ensure that your system’s air filters are correct for your system and replaced regularly.  Your filters are your first line of defense against outdoor dirt and debris so it’s vital that they are replaced in accordance with your system’s needs. If you are (or anyone in your household is) especially sensitive to seasonal allergies, changing your filters more often than your system requires will help to keep dust and dirt particles from entering your home’s air ducts.

Generally speaking, ordinary HVAC filters are intended to protect the equipment, not your lungs and sinuses. While ordinary furnace and ac filters do help to remove some dust from the air, they do little to trap the particles that cause the sneezing of allergy season. Spend a little bit of time exploring your options when it comes to air filters, finding one that both protects your system and traps allergens is worth the investment! 

Invest in an Air Purification System

If you’re prone to allergies in Georgetown (especially during cedar fever season,) an air purification system is a great way to allergy-proof your home. Air purification systems (like this one from Lennox) efficiently remove unwanted particles from the air circulating throughout your home.  Whether you want to eliminate germs and bacteria from your home or minimize the amount of pollen floating around your living spaces, an air purification system is a great solution. If you have asthma, one of these systems will help to make your home a much more comfortable place to reside. A home purification system will help to keep allergens out and create the ideal living space for you and your loved ones. If you have any questions about air purification systems and how it would make your home more comfortable, drop us a line!

Check Your Weather-Proofing

What good is changing your filters and putting in a new air purification system if your portals to the outdoors aren’t sealed properly? Not only will the outdoor air that’s getting in cause your system to work harder than necessary, it will also let in all of the dirt and allergens that you’ve been trying so hard to keep out! Ensuring that your insulation is all up-to-snuff will keep your home free of unwanted dust and dirt particles and your HVAC system won’t have to work overtime to keep the temperature desirable. When looking for faulty or worn weatherstripping, also look for other places that outdoor air may be entering your home. Feel for drafts throughout your home and check doors that connect to a non-temperature controlled portion of your home (like a garage.

You may be struggling with allergies in Georgetown but you can fight back! With a little proactivity and maintenance, you can maintain your home’s status as an oasis from the swirling yellow clouds of pollen. If you have any questions about your home’s HVAC system or potential improvements, please give us a call. We’d be happy to come out and see what you’re working with, after all, we promise to bring total home comfort wherever we go!

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