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Spring will be here soon, and while we’re sure you’re excited about the warm weather, you’re probably not looking forward to springtime allergies! For those that live with regular allergies, we know that it can be difficult to breathe and be very uncomfortable. No matter how often you clean your home, allergens will still make their way into the air, making allergies inevitable. But, an HVAC system and air filters can work to help clean the air in your home and rid it of potential allergens. Breathing quality indoor air is critical for your overall health, and can protect your family from dust, pollen and other allergens that can cause respiratory problems.

To protect yourself and your family, here are some tips to improve the indoor air quality of your home this spring:

·        Check your air filter once a month. You should inspect your system’s air filter once a month and replace it if it appears dirty. If the filter is noticeably gray in color and you can see dirt and build up on the filter, you’ll need to replace it. This will not only improve the indoor air quality of your home, but it will also make your HVAC system more efficient.

·        Use an air purification system. Allergies are aggravated by dust and pollen particles, but can also be aggravated by airborne chemicals from cleaning products. Air purifier systems filter the air in your home removing all airborne particles like pollens, dust, and cleaning supplies. This investment will greatly improve your indoor air quality and will keep you from constantly rubbing your eyes.

·        Take off your shoes when you walk into your home. This may seem like a simple task, but it can go a long way when trying to prevent allergens from entering your home. By removing your shoes, you’re keeping outside contaminants from being tracked inside – which will help prevent your allergies from acting up. Spring is approaching, which means more pollen will be present in the air and on the ground. You don’t want to be tracking pollen into your home, so make sure to remove your shoes!

Schedule your annual air conditioning maintenance appointment early so M.E. Flow can complete a full cleaning of your HVAC system. When you turn on your air conditioner, all the dust, bacteria, and other pollutants that are in you HVAC system and ductwork begin to circulate, often provoking your allergies. With a clean HVAC system, you can turn on your air conditioner and have peace of mind that the air in your home is filtered and clean.