How Allergy Season Can Affect Your Indoor Air Quality

You want to be sure that the air in your Wilmington, North Carolina, home is clean and fresh. But this can be difficult during allergy season because of the extra pollen in the air. Here are some of the ways allergy season can affect your indoor air quality and tips for keeping the air in your home as fresh as possible:

Why Allergies Get Worse in the Spring

Most people assume that pollen from plants is the biggest reason indoor air quality can drop during allergy season. While pollen is certainly a contributor, it isn’t the only reason your air quality may drop when spring arrives.

When the weather warms up, a variety of insects come out from hibernation, some of which can make your allergies worse. For example, both dust mites and cockroaches carry allergens that can impact your indoor air quality. Fortunately, there are several ways you can make the air in your home cleaner.

Install a New High-Quality Air Filter

One of the most effective solutions for protecting your indoor air quality during allergy season is installing a new air filter. Over time, your filter will get clogged with pollen, dirt, dust and other irritants. As a result, it won’t be able keep the particulates out of your air. Remember to replace your air filter every one to three months to help maintain healthy indoor air quality.

Schedule Air Duct Cleaning

Another good solution for improving your indoor air quality during allergy season is to schedule an air duct cleaning. An HVAC professional can clean the pollen and other allergens from your air ducts. They’ll also identify leaks that are allowing these irritants into your home.

If your ducts require cleaning, call Pleasant Air Inc. today at 910-208-4518. One of our service techs can clean your ducts and help you install an air filter so you can breathe easier.

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