September 8, 2011 Uncategorized  No comments

Late summer and fall in Minnesota means another allergy season has arrived. In fact, from the middle of August to the first frost around October, you can suffer from symptoms such as watery eyes, runny nose, coughing and sneezing. Not very pleasant to say the least!

However, when you monitor the indoor air quality of your home, you can alleviate, if not do away with, some of the worst of your allergy problems. It is certainly worth looking into if you are an allergy sufferer.

There are a number of things you can do to manage your indoor air quality (and thus your allergies):

  • Keep your windows shut as much as possible during ragweed season to stop these pollens from entering your home.
  • Use your air conditioner whenever you can as it cleans and dries the air.
  • Change out your air filters on your heating and air conditioning systems. Doing so every three months will help in improving your indoor air quality.
  • Install exhaust fans in any space in your house where water vapor is made, like your kitchen, bathroom and laundry room. Preventing mold and mildew stemming from excess moisture is key in protecting against the growth of allergens.
  • Prior to turning on your heat for the first time of the season, get your heating ducts cleaned by a professional. Trapped allergens and mold can come blowing into your home otherwise.
  • A HEPA filter for your heating system will remove many types of pollen and other allergens from the air and can drastically change your indoor air quality.

Yes, we are not looking forward to the allergy season here in the Twin Cities area, but it’s good to know you can take some effective action to improve air quality in your environment and help curb your symptoms.

You can always contact us at Marsh Heating & Air Conditioningif you have any questions or concerns about allergies and the air quality in your home. We are happy to help.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about indoor air quality and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

Marsh Heating and Air Conditioning services Minnesota’s Twin Cities. Visit our website to see our special offers and get started today!      

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