How Spring Affects Your Indoor Air Quality

By jairadmin
In March 21, 2019

Spring is in the air! Literally! Pollen, dust, mold. All of these factors can contribute to very poor indoor air quality in the spring and summer months. If not properly managed, these factors can directly affect the health of you and your family.

What Are the Signs of Poor Indoor Air Quality?

  • Itchy Eyes
  • Runny Nose
  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Dry Skin

Spring brings an influx of pollen, an aggressive allergen that causes sneezing and nasal discomfort. While it is tempting to open our windows to feel the cool spring breeze, by doing so, we are allowing this allergen right into our home and right into our sinuses.

In many areas, spring brings rain storms. Heavy rain leaves our homes in danger of mold. Prevent mold in your home by covering any cracks or gaps in your foundation that may allow water to creep inside.

Throughout the year, as we turn our air-conditioning and heating systems on and off, we pull pollutants like dust into the systems where it settles into the ducts. As we turn the systems back on, the dust re-circulates into the breathing air. This cycle of circling the dust in and out of the house will continue until the ducts are properly cleaned. During spring, when other allergies and outdoor pollutants are already affecting your health, extra dust flowing around the house could send your allergy symptoms into a frenzy. Make it a point to have your vents and ducts professionally cleaned regularly to minimize the effects of this very irritating pollutant.

Role of HVAC Systems for Healthy Indoor Air Quality

HVAC systems help combat poor indoor air quality, not only in spring, but all year long. More than just a heating and air conditioning system, HVAC systems filter and clean indoor air to keep you healthy and maintain optimal humidity levels to ensure your indoor comfort. If properly maintained, HVAC systems will help filter that springtime pollen out of your home and will minimize the risk of mold growth by monitoring humidity levels.

Johnson Air Systems will come out to inspect your home heating and or cooling systems for indoor air quality, energy efficiency, and safety. Call us or fill out the appointment request form to schedule an evaluation!

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