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Get Relief With These Helpful Allergy Season Tips

Get Relief With These Helpful Allergy Season TipsSpring typically means allergy season for many parts of the country, but in the San Diego area, allergies can hit you all year long. Warmer temperatures throughout the year give mold a chance to thrive, while windy conditions blow pollen from grass and trees around the region. If allergens have you sniffling, taking steps to improve the indoor air quality in your home can be a big help. Use the following allergy tips to breathe easier in your San Diego home.

Look for Signs of Mold

Mold spores can enter the air in your home and trigger allergic reactions. They can also end up causing serious health problems, so it’s important to have mold removed as soon as possible if you spot any. Check your ducts, air handler, drip pain and evaporator coils for mold growth. While you might be able to handle a mild mold problem on your own, have professionals handle more serious mold problems to make sure it’s completely removed.

Replace Air Filters

The air filters inside your HVAC system aren’t able to do their job when they’re covered in debris. Put in new filters about every few months to help lower the amount of indoor allergens in your home. For even better protection against allergens, use high-quality filters that can capture smaller particles.

Clean Ducts and HVAC Units

Make sure you don’t let dust and other debris build up around your indoor and outdoor HVAC units and inside your ducts. Keep the areas around these units and your ductwork as clean as possible, which will help reduce indoor allergens that are blown throughout your home.

Have HVAC Maintenance Done

Regular HVAC maintenance done helps ensure that your system runs efficiently. It also helps lower indoor allergens by keeping your HVAC system clean and free of dust and debris. Plan on having maintenance done once or twice a year.

From duct cleaning to air purification system installations, we can help improve the indoor air quality in your San Diego area home to relieve allergy symptoms. Contact Sherlock Heating & Air Conditioning for more allergy tips.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in the greater San Diego and San Marcos, California area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).

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Soothe Spring Allergies in Six Simple Steps

Soothe Spring Allergies in Six Simple StepsDealing with seasonal allergies is a headache, in more ways than one. A high pollen content in the air can cause a runny nose, watery eyes, and coughing. Fortunately, keeping your spring allergies at bay can be accomplished with six simple steps.

First, keep your windows and doors closed. An open house allows more pollen in the house, which only aggravates allergies.

Equally important is the humidity level of your home. When humidity levels are kept at or below 50 percent, mold is less likely to thrive and your allergies will be more under control. Consider using a humidifier or dehumidifier that controls the humidity of the whole house, and not just one small area.

Keeping a clean home can also soothe your allergies. Dust can cause spring allergies, so make sure you regularly dust your home. It is easy to overlook certain areas, so go the extra mile and make sure you dust the blinds and other hard to reach areas.

After dusting, it is important to vacuum. At least once a week, clean your carpets with a vacuum that has a high efficiency particulate air filter. The filter will catch allergens and reduce irritation.

If you have any pets, vacuuming is not the only step to limiting particles in the air. Clean any pet bedding frequently, and ask your veterinarian how you can limit shedding.

Lastly, keep your air in the home as clean as possible. Regularly clean the filter on your air-conditioner, and consider investing in an air purifier. Ensure that your air ducts are dust free, or hire someone to clean them out.

Enjoy the spring without the burden of seasonal allergies. For more information about controlling your allergies, contact us at Sherlock Heating and Air Conditioning. We proudly serve the North County and the San Diego area.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in the greater San Diego and San Marcos, California area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about allergies and other HVAC topics, visit our website.

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