Spring Allergies? You May Need Better Indoor Air Quality.

girl with allergies lies in bed with tissuesSpring is in full swing here in Pennsylvania, and summer is just a few short weeks away. This is the time of year when trees are budding, flowers are blooming, grass is growing – and allergy sufferers are sneezing! While the springtime landscape is a beautiful sight, it also means an increase in pollen and other particles that can cause a lot of discomfort for people with allergies and other respiratory problems.

While the outdoor air isn’t something you can control, you can take charge of the air inside your home. In this article, we’ll discuss common spring allergens in our area, such as tree and grass pollens, and how homeowners can minimize them in their homes. We’ll also tell you about indoor air quality (IAQ) products that can keep pollen and other allergens at bay, and how Home Climates can help. Keep reading to learn more!

Common Spring Allergens in Central Pennsylvania

If you’re an allergy sufferer, you know that springtime can be especially difficult. That’s because tree and grass pollens are abundant. While these pollens mostly affect people when they’re outdoors, they can also bother people indoors. There are many ways pollen can get tracked indoors, but there are things you can do to minimize it, such as:

  • Removing your shoes and jacket at the door
  • Regularly sweeping and vacuuming
  • Wiping pets down with a damp cloth after being outside
  • Showering before bed to remove pollen from hair
  • Closing windows on days when pollen alert is high

If you continue to notice allergy symptoms indoors, it may be time to consider installing indoor air quality products in your home.

Indoor Air Quality Products from Home Climates

At Home Climates, we know that having good indoor air quality is important for you and your family. That’s why we offer products that can help you improve your IAQ, helping you to breathe easier.

  • Air Purification: Air purification systems, such as the Air Scrubber by Aerus, are installed directly into your HVAC system to remove surface and airborne contaminants, including VOCs, odors, pet dander, dust, and other allergens. The Air Scrubber uses a proprietary technology that has been tested in independent labs and proven effective on bacteria, viruses, mold, and fungi on surfaces and in the air.

Aside from making the air in your home fresher and cleaner, the Air Scrubber also provides the additional benefit of preventing dust and build-up from accumulating in your heating and cooling system. This helps your HVAC system perform better and more efficiently and can potentially help it last longer.

  • Dehumidification: If you notice that your home becomes very damp during the spring and summer months, you may need dehumidification. When a home is too damp, it can cause mold and mildew growth, which can cause problems for people with allergies and other respiratory concerns. There are portable dehumidifiers that can be placed in rooms with the most humidity, as well as models that are installed directly in the home’s ductwork.

Please note: A properly operating air conditioning system is the first line of defense for dehumidification. When your AC system runs, it cools by removing humidity from the air. Longer run times significantly reduce indoor humidity, rather than just a blast of cooling and then shutting off your air conditioner. You can ensure that your AC system is working at maximum efficiency and effectiveness by getting it the annual maintenance it needs.

Home Climates can help if you need IAQ solutions this spring.

When the weather starts to affect your comfort, Home Climates is here to help manage all of your HVAC needs. We’re pleased to offer our customers the indoor air quality products and services they need to help keep allergens at bay. Our commitment to reliable service, low prices, and multiple financing options ensures that your IAQ installation is as convenient as possible. Just give us a call at 717.689.4151, and we’ll be happy to help.


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