Spring training is underway. When the crack of baseball bats echoes through the Cactus League stadiums, Phoenix residents know that’s the sound of the seasons changing. Winter has been unusually mild this year, and temperatures are already climbing. Spring is in the air. As the trees and flowers awaken and bloom, pollen, ragweed and other allergens will be floating about causing sneezing, wheezing, watery eyes and stuffy noses. Your air conditioner is crucial to removing these little devils from the air circulating inside your home. If you suffer from allergies, asthma or other pulmonary conditions, you’ll want to schedule a March tune-up for your air conditioner.
How to Achieve Pollen Free Clean Air Inside Your Home
Allergy experts report that 30 percent of Arizona residents suffer from hay fever or allergies during this time of year. Here are some of the steps you can take to reduce the effect of ragweed, pollen and other allergens in your home:
Replace Your HVAC Air Filters
Replacing air filters on a regular basis is always a good idea. When your filters are overloaded, dirt, dust, pollen and other particulates can find their way into your home. A clean HVAC air filter forms the first line of defense in safeguarding your indoor air quality (IAQ). Changing air filters is recommended at the start of spring and at least six times throughout the year. This will not only improve your IAQ, it will also lengthen the life of your air conditioner.
High Efficiency Particulate Air Filters
For individuals with extreme allergies or respiratory conditions, high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters remove more than 99% of particles. These special HEPA filters can be added to your existing HVAC system. Our service technicians will be happy to discuss the benefits of the HEPA option.
Ducts and Dust
One part of your HVAC system that is often overlooked, HVAC ducts are glossed over because they’re hidden behind walls and ceilings and are difficult to reach. However, dust and dirt can build up inside your air ducts and directly impact the quality of air inside your home. Given that summer is coming, when people spend most of their time indoors, having clean ducts can make a huge difference. Also, leaking ducts can cost you bucks! Losing cold air through leaks in your duct system impairs the efficiency of your AC.
Spring Is in the Air – Just Call Us and We’ll Be There
Do you have a child with asthma or someone in your home suffering from COPD? If you’ve found yourself sneezing and wheezing more than usual, why not give us a call? We’ll be happy to perform an HVAC assessment, change your air filters, get your HVAC system ready for summer and improve your indoor air quality immediately.