Trees, grass, shrubs, and flowers are blooming all over Westchester and Putnam Counties, and it’s a sight for the eyes to be sure! But for the nose, spring may be less than welcome due to the microscopic particles that are released into the air by the very same trees and plants and find their way into your home.
Pollen is virtually everywhere during the springtime; it can be airborne for miles, spreading a path of misery for allergy sufferers along the way. These tiny grains infiltrate your home through a variety of means including open windows and vents, on your clothes and shoes, and even on your pets! Once inside, pollen circulates throughout your home via your heating and cooling system.
At Robison, safe and comfortable home living is our number one priority. And that starts with making indoor air quality the very best it can be — by optimizing your indoor air quality. Here are some suggestions:
- Change your filter: Invest in a high-efficiency filter that helps alleviate allergy triggers. Most high-efficiency filters are great at removing small particles, and HEPA filters are even better. But HEPA filters do not accommodate all HVAC systems; a Robison technician can help recommend the right filter for your system.
- Get a whole-home air purifier: Adding an air purifier with a HEPA filter is the smartest option for trapping those allergens your HVAC can’t handle alone. Whole-home air purifiers ensure circulation throughout the entire house. The system is integrated with your home’s heating and cooling system, maximizing indoor air quality and minimizing your allergy and asthma symptoms.
- Get a whole-home dehumidifier: Warm weather brings higher levels of humidity, a major trigger for many asthma and allergy sufferers. A whole-home dehumidifier can keep humidity levels comfortable throughout every room in your home — creating a safer, healthier environment for you and your family.
- Regularly service your HVAC system: If HVAC upgrades or add-ons are not in your budget, regular HVAC maintenance that includes having air filters changed and ductwork cleaned are effective solutions.
At Robison, our trained professionals are ready to go to work for you! Call us for a consultation to discuss the various ways we can help improve your indoor air quality this spring — and all year long. With today’s HVAC technologies, there’s no need for you or your family to suffer from respiratory problems that allergies can bring. To learn more, contact us today!