Spring has arrived, which means warm weather days are right around the corner and plant life will come back in full force. But while you may be looking forward to some days in the sun and lower heating bills, there are some negative side effects of spring weather. They come in the form of allergies. If you aren’t careful, you can find your own allergies exacerbated by both the outdoors and hidden allergens in your Austin, TX home.
You might not be able to control the outdoors, but when it comes to your home’s indoor air quality, there are several steps you can take to ensure you’re breathing in the cleanest air possible.
Clean Your Ducts
Your air ducts help comfortable air travel to every single room in your home. But if dust and mold make a home inside your ducts, indoor air quality can be significantly impacted. Make it a point to have your ducts checked out and, if necessary, cleaned so you can breathe easier.
Check and Change Your Air Filter
Dirt and allergens would blow all over your home if not for your HVAC system’s air filter, which works to trap debris and keep it from doing harm to your system. But an air filter only works for so long before it becomes too dirty to be effective. A regular air filter change can help make sure your system continues to stop allergens in their tracks.
Adjust Your Home’s Humidity
Spring allergies can be heightened by the seasonal change in humidity. That’s why you should consider taking steps to ensure your home’s humidity is at a comfortable level. If necessary, add a humidifier or a dehumidifier to get your humidity to the right point. Your sinuses will thank you and your allergies will take a backseat as a result.
Visit Weathermen Mechanical to learn more about how improving indoor air quality can help your allergies or call (325) 216-2903.