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ACHOO! Eliminate Allergies with Better IAQ This Spring

Sneezing? Coughing? Wheezing? Sounds like you’ve got springtime allergies!

Allergies can make it quite difficult to enjoy the warm weather … who wants to carry a box of tissues everywhere they go? And sure, an over-the-counter solution may offer you some relief. However, the effects are only temporary. If you really wish to treat your allergies this season, consider improving your indoor air quality.

But how?

The right indoor air quality systems and services are designed to eliminate allergens and contaminants from your indoor air, stopping sneezes in their tracks! If you are interested in installing one of these systems in your home, consult with your local HVAC contractor in San Antonio!

And if you are not yet convinced, keep reading below! We have listed some of your indoor air quality options and the benefits of each.

Your Indoor Air Quality Options

First things first, we always recommend choosing a whole-home indoor air quality system over the one you simply plug into the wall. These plug-in systems use up a lot of extra energy and they aren’t that effective in removing indoor air contaminants.

There are several whole-home indoor air quality system options that you have, including:

  • Air filtration systems: Your HVAC system’s air filter is simply not enough to rid your indoor air of contaminants and allergens. Therefore, it is important that you have a whole-home air filtration system put in place to trap dirt, dust, and other contaminants that blow through the ductwork system. These systems utilize a fibrous mesh filter to trap contaminants before they enter your indoor air. Just remember to clean out these filters on a regular basis!
  • Electronic air purifiers: An electronic air purifier works by ionizing indoor air contaminants, causing them to stick to a containment chamber. These systems are great for trapping particles too small to be caught by a standard air filtration system.
  • UV light air purifiers: UV light air purifiers are the easiest and least expensive way to kill harmful airborne microorganisms, such as bacteria and germs. This is a great way to prevent the spread of illness in your home!

Other Helpful Indoor Air Quality Tricks

There are a few other ways that you can prevent the build-up of allergens in your home:

  • Don’t walk on your carpets with your shoes on
  • Remove outerwear as soon as you enter your home
  • Change your clothing after participating in outdoor activities
  • Regularly clean and dust your home

Consult with a Professional

If you are concerned about your indoor air quality, be sure to consult with your local HVAC expert. A professional technician will be able to assess your indoor air and match you with the systems and services that are going to best meet your needs. In addition to proper installation, your new system is going to require annual maintenance to keep it running efficiently and effectively, so it is important that you schedule your services with a pro!

If you wish to improve your indoor air quality, speak with one of our experts at Riteway Service Company today! 

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