How To Fight Allergies This Spring & Summer

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Dust, dirt, pollen, and allergens seem to be everywhere nowadays; in other words, spring is here. Despite the nice weather that comes with spring, it’s nearly impossible to escape the sneezing, sniffling, or congested sinuses. But that doesn’t mean you should give up on your dream of an allergy free spring; get up and fight allergens at the source and improve your Indoor Air Quality today!

As HVAC experts, we know the tricks and tips to clearing the air inside your home. That’s why we decided to come up with this blog and help you eliminate allergens in the air you breathe. Once you’re done reading this, you will be able to escape the pesky allergens outside and breathe easily with clean air in the comfort of your home.


Depending on your situation, you could be living with more allergies than most people. If you consider these three things, you should have a definite idea of how many allergies you’re actually dealing with and have a better idea of how to solve your problem.

  • Surroundings: Check out your surroundings. Do you have several trees around your home? Maybe you have a garden? Knowing your surroundings helps you understand how much pollen, dust, and other particles are sitting right outside your door during allergy season.

  • Your Health: Do you suffer from severe allergies or do you deal with respiratory issues like asthma? If so, allergens can have greater effects on your daily life and seasonal health. If you have any kind of respiratory issues, it’s very important for you to fight allergens at the source.

  • Lifestyle: Your lifestyle could influence the quality of air inside your home. Whether you have a lot of pets or you are a smoker, the quality of air inside your home can have a lot to do with the choices you make.

  • Allergens: It’s always good to know exactly what you’re dealing with, so here’s a list of the most common spring time allergens in the air:

    • Pollen: Pollination is a spring tradition for plants. Make sure you’re ready for it too.

    • Pet Dander: The more pets, the more pet dander.

    • Mold: Prominent in humid areas where stagnant air is common.

    • Dust: It’s impossible to stop, but easy to maintain.

Whatever it is you’re facing that is hindering your indoor air quality, knowing what you’re dealing with is the first step to clearing the air. And, when there are viable solutions to your IAQ troubles, there is simply no reason not to do something about it.


Clear Your Air

To fight spring and summertime allergies, it is important that you do everything you can. The most effective means of fighting allergies is eliminating them at the source.

  • Air Filters: Air filters increase the quality of air inside your home and boost your home AC’s efficiency. Changing your air filters frequently is important to making sure the air inside your home is clean and clear. Reducing the number of pollutants and allergens in your home is the first step to getting through spring sneeze free!

  • Dust & Vacuum: It may sound simple and common but eradicating all existing dust and dirt will instantly improve the air around you. That being said, this is not a one-time fix, you must continue to keep your home clean to help maintain the high quality of the air you breathe. Thankfully, there are tools that can help you in your endeavor.

  • IAQ Products: There are several different Indoor Air Quality products that can serve your needs and boost the status of the air inside your home. These products allow you to sit back and relax while they continue the good work you’ve already done by changing your air filter and cleaning your home. There are several different products to choose from and they all make a very good investment. Utilize IAQ products to maintain the clean air inside your home and get you through allergy season.

  • Clear Your Ductwork: Your ducts act as pathways for your air to travel along throughout your home. If your ducts are dirty, you will have dirty air throughout your home. Improve the air inside your home and have your ductwork cleaned and sealed.

  • Seal Leaks: Like we just alluded to, sealing your ductwork will make sure clean air doesn’t get out, but take that a step further. Finding air leaks inside your home’s infrastructure can help make sure the air on the inside stays clean and any dirty air on the outside stays out.


Fight back against allergies with NJ Air Pros

Plants pollinate specifically to ruin your spring; not really, but we all know allergy season can be miserable. That’s why you should get up and do something about it! Sinus medication can make life easier but nothing can replace the impact of fighting allergies at the source. Eliminate allergens and particles inside your home directly by taking these steps to improve your Indoor Air Quality. These are simple, easy, and affordable tips that can create a clean atmosphere inside your home today!

Change the script this spring and let NJ Air Pros improve the air you breathe! If you have any more questions or would like a schedule an appointment with one of our certified HVAC specialists, contact us today!

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