Many kids and adults in Mills River, North Carolina, suffer from springtime allergies because of contaminants like tree pollen and dust in their homes. You could have headaches, nosebleeds, nausea, coughing, fatigue, irritated eyes or other symptoms. Avoiding spring pollutants that cause allergies can also extend your HVAC system’s life and help you save energy. Prevent spring allergies with these tips:

Use an Indoor Air Purifier

An air purifier can remove viruses, bacteria and pollen from your home’s air. A professional can install whole-home air purifier in your ductwork. You can also use a portable unit that cleans the air in one or two rooms at a time. Since many models remind you to change or clean the air filter, you’ll never have to worry about forgetting this all-important task.

Install a Dehumidifier

If the humidity in your home gets too high in spring and summer, it can result in water damage, microbial growth or rotting floors. A dehumidifier removes moisture and makes your home feel cooler. That way, you won’t have to use your air conditioner as much, helping you save money and energy. Like indoor air purifiers, you can choose a whole-home version or a portable model.

Maintain Your HVAC System

You should have your HVAC system inspected by a professional at least once per year. As a result, you’ll avoid leaks in your ductwork or other problems that can waste energy and spread pollutants through your home.

Also, change your air conditioner’s once per month. A dirty air filter will spread contaminants through your home and deteriorate air quality.

Gentry Heating, Inc. is a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer with more than 50 years of heating and air conditioning experience. We can help you repair, install and maintain a variety of HVAC equipment to improve your indoor air quality. Call us anytime at 828-581-4045 for expert service.

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