Henry Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing logo.


schedule appointment

Call Now
Book Appt

Indoor Air Quality Solutions to Beat Spring Allergies

Man sneezing in a modern living room while a woman sits on a couch in the background with a dog.

As we head into spring, many people begin to suffer from seasonal allergies. While you cannot avoid pollen outside, you can take steps to improve your indoor air quality to relieve suffering. Let’s look at some effective solutions to improve your home or business environment and battle the spring pollen!

Understanding Indoor Air Quality and Allergies

Indoor air quality plays a vital role in our everyday health, yet it’s something many of us overlook. During spring, when pollen counts are high, outdoor allergens can easily make their way indoors. They cause a variety of symptoms like sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes, and even asthma attacks.

Solutions to Improve Indoor Air Quality for Allergy Sufferers

There are many ways you can effectively combat indoor allergens and pollutants to reduce the concentration of allergens in the air such as:

Keep Outdoor Allergens Outside

This tip might seem obvious, but in day-to-day life, we sometimes forget basic acts that can keep pollen at bay. Try drying clothing in a dryer instead of outside on a line. Take off your shoes at the door instead of walking through the home carrying allergens. After you spend time outdoors, grab a quick shower to wash away the pollen. Don’t forget to keep your windows closed on days when the pollen count is high in your area. If you do crack a window, be sure to run your air purifier after.

Regular Cleaning and Dusting

Make the time for a regular cleaning schedule because it reduces the accumulation of irritating particles like dust and allergens. Prioritize areas in your home or workplace that are likely to collect extra dust such as carpets, rugs, furniture, and curtains. You can also purchase a vacuum with a built-in HEPA filter. The filter will trap small particles, removing them from the air permanently.

Regularly Change HVAC Filters

We all forget to change the air filters in our HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) systems, but allergy sufferers need to prioritize this important chore. As HVAC systems circulate air through a home or building, their filters trap pollen, dust, and other particles that exacerbate allergy symptoms. Review your manufacturer’s recommendations, then set up a regular schedule to ensure your system is keeping your air clean.

Use Air Purifiers

Air purifiers are a simple way to capture allergens, dust mites, and other irritants. Choose a model with a HEPA filter for the best results. Be sure to place your air purifier in high-traffic areas and other rooms where allergy sufferers spend the most time.

Professional Solutions for Indoor Air Quality Management

Sometimes indoor air quality issues require extra help and advanced solutions. That’s when it’s time to contact the professionals to find the best solution for your situation. To begin with, you may want to book an Indoor Air Quality Assessment to test your air quality. This will help determine exactly what type of issues you are experiencing to discover the best solution for your home or business.

Some solutions include:

  • Electronic Air Purifiers
  • Fresh Air Ventilation
  • UV Light
  • Humidifier & Dehumidifiers

To explore these solutions in detail, visit our article “Causes of Indoor Air Pollution & Ways to Fix It”.

Improving Your Indoor Air Quality with Henry Heating, Cooling & Plumbing

At Henry Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we offer a range of solutions to improve your indoor air quality problems, so you can enjoy a healthier, more comfortable living and working environment, especially during the challenging allergy season of spring! Contact us today to discuss your options.

Share This Article: