It seems spring has sprung a bit earlier this year in Southern Georgia. Unfortunately, the beautiful weather also brings with it a light-yellow substance that leaves us all reaching for our allergy medications. Pollen wreaks havoc on immune systems, creating symptoms such as itchy, watery eyes, runny noses and sore throats.
Pollen is not just an outdoor issue. Allergens can find their way into your home by floating in through the window. Pets can also track in dirt and dust from outside. Proper care of your home’s HVAC system can ensure that uninvited particulates are promptly filtered out.
Dust buildup can make breathing miserable for anyone who spends a lot of time inside their house. Pet dander, pollen, mold spores and chemicals can also play dirty by causing sneezing, coughing and even more severe allergy problems. As a homeowner there are a few important things you can do to help reduce allergens and pollutants in your house:
1. Air Duct Cleaning: The National Air Duct Cleaners Association recommends getting your air ducts cleaned every three to five years. Methods of duct cleaning vary, although standards have been established by industry associations concerned with air duct cleaning. Typically, a technician will use specialized tools to dislodge dirt and other debris in ducts and then vacuum them out with a high-powered vacuum cleaner.
2. Air Filtration: An air filter can be installed in the return of your duct system to catch pollen and other particulates. The BRYANT PREFERRED AIR PURIFIER is compact enough to fit most tight furnace/fan coil installations. This whole-home air purifier solution treats 100% of the air flowing through your system. It silently eliminates up to 75% of organisms as small as .30 micron. And, with Captures and Kills™ technology, this air purifier is proven effective against 3 common pathogens, including the common cold and human influenza. With flu season being so bad this year, it might be a good idea to take extra precautions in order to protect the health of your family.
3. Energy Recovery Ventilators: The BRYANT LEGACY™ SERIES ENERGY RECOVERY VENTILATORS bring fresh air to your home. The ERV filters and dehumidifies the outside air before it enters the home. Reese Services can help you select a large or small ventilator to fit the size of your house.