The early spring brings with it warmer weather. But it also brings with it allergy season. Bad allergic reactions to pollen, mold, and other pollutants floating in the air can turn a pleasant spring into an extremely unpleasant one—even for people who don’t normally suffer from allergic reactions.
You can take steps to alleviate allergy problems during the spring with various medications. But taking a whole-house approach with the help of our indoor air quality professionals cuts to the source of the problem, making life easier for everyone in your household. IAQ installations such as air purifiers, air cleaners, UV germicidal lights, and whole-house dehumidifiers can change a sniffly and wheezing allergy season into a healthy and enjoyable spring. Talk to our staff today to learn about the many options available for lowering the amount of allergens circulating through your house.
The Causes of Allergy Season
Allergy season begins as soon as the weather warms up to a consistent enough temperature that plants start to blossom. This puts a larger amount of pollen into the air, raising the pollen count to levels that trigger allergy symptoms and asthma trouble. A wet winter season will worsen the situation, since the moisture increases mold growths, placing harmful mold spores in to the air. Many different plants can lead to allergy problems, including grass and ragweed trees. Although spring rain washes away many of the allergens from the air, it means a spike in mold growth. Windy days also make conditions worse.
Ways We Can Help
- Air Purifiers/Air Cleaners: Standard air filters can trap some pollutants, but electronic air cleaners and air purifiers are far better at combating allergies. Cleaners and purifiers use methods such as ionization and oxidization to draw smaller particles from the air without placing any restrictions on airflow. A professional can find the best combination of air filters and air purifiers to clean the air of pollutants causing health issues.
- UV Germicidal Lights: The CDC recognizes mold spores as a major health threat during allergy season. There’s a specific approach for eliminating mold issues inside an HVAC system, which is using UV germicidal lights, i.e. a UV air purifier. These lights emit low levels of ultraviolet radiation: not enough to harm people or pets, but sufficient to kill organic pollutants. UV lights not only destroy mold spores, they also affect harmful bacteria and microbes, helping to create an overall healthier home.
- Dehumidifiers: Another approach for dealing with mold is to eliminate one of its causes, high moisture levels. A whole-house dehumidifier installed into an HVAC system balances humidity in the range that removes conditions conducive to mold and mildew growth. A dehumidifier provides many other benefits as well over a humid spring and summer, so this is an excellent choice even if you aren’t concerned about mold.
For excellent indoor air quality services in Clovis, CA and throughout the Central Valley, leave everything to our team. We have long experience combating allergy season, and our trained professionals are here 7 days a week to assist you.
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