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Treating Spring Allergies from Inside Your Home

Rear view of a young woman opening the curtains in the morningWhen it comes to improving your indoor air quality, there are a lot of factors to consider. Of course, your HVAC systems play a large role in keeping your household comfortable, but the temperature of your living space is just part of the equation. Without the right indoor air quality solutions in place, anyone in your family could find their spring allergy symptoms exacerbated.

You might be wondering, “Isn’t that what the air filter in my HVAC system is for?” This filter—the one that comes standard with your HVAC upon installation—is there to protect the inside components of that system, not your indoor air quality. It will do little to protect your family from the pollutants and contaminants and irritate the sinuses and make allergies act up. So, what can you do?

Consider the Installation of a Whole House Air Filtration System

Springtime is definitely the time of year that allergy and asthma symptoms act up, and if you or anyone in your family suffers from this, a whole-house filtration system is a great option for you. In particular, you may want to consider a HEPA filter.

HEPA stands for high efficiency particulate air, and this filter has the power to eliminate more contaminates from the air you breathe every day than the standard air filter. We recommend scheduling this installation ASAP, as springtime is typically when allergy sufferers begin to notice their symptoms the most.

How Does Whole House Filtration Work?

Your whole house air filtration system will be installed directly into the ductwork of your HVAC system by our technicians. While your air is being cooled (or heated, depending on the weather), that air is also forced through the filter system, which cleanses the air of allergens and other harmful particulates and fumes (depending on the type of filters you choose).

What’s wrong with a Portable Air Purifier?

Yes, there are portable air purifiers that you can buy from the store and plug into a wall. However, a portable system can only clean the air right next to the unit. In the meantime, as you use your HVAC system, contaminated air from throughout the home is constantly sucking in only to be pushed back our into your home. Even as you run the portable system, you could be unwittingly sending contaminants into your space.

“Are There Other Options to Clean My Air?”

Yes! You may want to consider the installation of a mechanical or electronic air cleaner. A mechanical air cleaner works with a HEPA filter in order to target and remove particles larger than 0.3 microns from your air. Mechanical air cleaners are less expensive than the electronic options, and relatively easy to maintain.

Electronic air cleaners function by creating an ionized charge to attract unwanted particles. This is a great option to eliminate gases and smoke from your home’s indoor air, if this is a problem. These types of fumes can certainly cause spring allergies to act up.

For more great indoor air quality tips and expert HVAC service in Turlock, CA, contact Ace Air, Inc.

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