Spring is known as the season of new birth. The spring months bring with them warmer days, pleasant breezes and blooming flowers, trees and grasses. Unfortunately, these beautiful blooms can cause serious distress to individuals who suffer from allergy problems. If you or someone in your family suffers from seasonal allergies, preparing for spring now will help you make the most of these warmer months in beautiful St. Petersburg, FL. Remember that seasonal pollen can also aggravate individuals who suffer from asthma, COPD and other respiratory diseases. Taking steps to prevent these problems now will ensure that everyone in your family can truly enjoy spring.
Are Allergy Problems Following You Indoors?
Many allergy sufferers hide out in their homes when flowers, trees and grasses release pollen into the air. Retreating into your home may provide some relief, but it’s important to pay attention to whether or not your symptoms also follow you indoors. Remember that pollens and pollutants can move into your home through windows, doors, vents and leaks in your roof, walls and floorboards.
How is Your Indoor Air Quality?
If retreating into your home provides no relief from seasonal allergies, you should consider have air quality testing conducted. A professional HVAC technician can assess the indoor air quality (IAQ) in your home to ensure that everyone in your family is breathing clean, healthy air. During an IAQ test, the technician will measure the levels of all of the following:
- Dust, pollen and dander.
- Mold and mildew.
- Particle pollutants such as car exhaust, industrial fumes and smog.
- Chemicals present in carpets, draperies and other household products.
- Carbon monoxide.
After air quality testing is finished, your technician will provide you with in-depth information about the pollutants present in your home. If possible, your technician will also pinpoint possible causes of poor IAQ. It may be necessary to examine heating and cooling ducts to determine if dust, dander, pollen, mold or mildew have collected in these spaces.
Clearing The Air with An Air Purification System
Finding out that your home suffers from poor IAQ can be upsetting. However, you can rest assured that you do have options when it comes to cleansing the air in your home. Using an air purification system is a great way to filter pollutants while ensuring that clean, refreshing air can circulate throughout your home. Air purifiers can be used as stand-alone devices in a single room or can be connected to your home’s central heating and cooling system.
Working with qualified HVAC professionals is the best way to ensure that the air purifier you choose for your home will truly meet your needs. At Cox Air Conditioning & Heating, we specialize in serving the needs of residential and commercial customers throughout the St. Petersburg area. We will be happy to conduct IAQ testing in your home and can help you find an air purifier that will allow everyone in your family to breathe easy. Give us a call today.