Spring is a very exciting time for Canadians as we finally get to enjoy the outdoors to their full extent once again. However, for Canadians with spring allergies, spring can be a bit intimidating as it may mean the arrival of sneezing, itchy eyes, and runny noses. If you have spring allergies, a great way to combat them is to improve the air quality in your home by following these simple HVAC tips.
Change Your Furnace Filter
Often HVAC technicians and experts will sound like a broken record telling you to change your furnace filter, however, it really is that important to preserve the air quality of your home. Especially if you have allergies, allergens can become trapped in a dirty air filter and that can spread throughout your home. Take the time to change your air filters at least once every 90 days: you won’t regret it.
Rugs and carpets are some of the worst culprits for holding onto allergens. To help prevent spring allergies this season, try to vacuum your rugs and carpets at least once a week. This will prevent allergies like dust, fur, and pollen from sitting in your home waiting to be released into the air.
Groom Pets Outside
If you have a long-haired pet who needs to be brushed frequently, take advantage of the warm weather and groom them on your balcony or your lawn if possible. Take care to tidy up the fur, but anything lost to the wind can be used by birds to build their spring nests. When you groom your pet outside, you’re ensuring that none of their fur ends up floating around the air in your home.
Houseplants Can Help
Another great way to combat spring allergies this year is to invest in some “natural air filters” (houseplants) to keep your air clean and liven up your home. Adding houseplants to your setup not only helps your home to look better, but it also helps you feel better when you’re in it. Some of the best plants for indoor air quality improvement include spider plants, English ivy, and daylilies.
Invest In A Purification System
The absolute best way to ensure your home air quality stays high, successfully combating spring allergies is to invest in a professional air purification system with Lennox and Fahrhall. This system works alongside your HVAC unit to kill bacteria in the air using UV lights that are harmless to human beings. If you’re a homeowner with seasonal allergies, by investing in an air purification system, you’re investing in your own health and safety during the spring.
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