4 Tips to Help Reduce Spring Allergies

field of pink tulips The lawns of Harford County are looking beautiful, but the pollen from flowers and trees are making many miserable. If you’re taking refuge from spring allergies indoors, make sure you’re doing all you can to keep your air breathable.

Use a High-Efficiency Air Filter

A high-efficiency air filters with a MERV rating of at least 8 will trap 99% of particles as small as 0.3 micrometer (such as pollen). While these filters cost more, they’ll make you a lot more comfortable this time of year. Talk to a One Hour HVAC technician before you make the switch, since they may suggest adjusting your A/C unit’s fan speed to compensate for the reduced airflow.

Buy a HEPA Filter for Your Vacuum

Since allergens settle into your carpet, you’ll want to vacuum frequently. But to avoid particles from being blown back out of the vacuum, you need a HEPA filter that will trap the tiniest allergens like dust mites and pollen. Again, they’re more expensive, but being able to breathe better is well worth it.

Leave Windows Closed During Peak Pollen Hours

During mornings and on dry, breezy days, pollen will drift inside your house and aggravate allergies. So run the air conditioning during these times (that high efficiency filter will do its job to help you), and open the windows only after rain or in the afternoons.

Have One Hour Inspect Your Indoor Air Quality

One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Aberdeen offers MicroPower Guard®, which is designed to remove the smallest particles from the air, as well as other Whole House Treatment Options that can make the air in your home more breathable. We can also examine your ducts to determine if cleaning them could lead to better indoor air quality in your home.

Don’t go all the way through spring being miserable! Call us today to start breathing better.