While the spring season can certainly be beautiful, it also comes with some challenges for many people living in the Winston-Salem, North Carolina area. Because everything is blooming, pollen is usually the number-one contributor to seasonal allergies and other respiratory concerns. Unfortunately, the other side effect of this situation is that pollen, dirt, and other airborne particles make their way into our homes. It may seem like there is no escape!
Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to improve the indoor air quality of your home despite the air outside. Follow these tips to create better indoor air quality this spring:
- Close the Windows- As tempting as it may be to open the windows to let the “fresh” air in, this is the best way to allow pollen and other air pollutants into your home from the outside. Keeping your windows closed will allow your HVAC system to run more smoothly, and you’ll have improved indoor air quality throughout the spring season.
- Change HVAC Filters- Having a routine for changing your HVAC filters is important, and the spring season is no exception to this rule. By changing out old filters for new ones, and choosing filters that offer better filtration, you’ll notice a marked improvement in the indoor air quality of your home.
- Use an Air Purifier- The third option for those with especially sensitive air quality issues is to invest in a high-quality air purifier. Depending on the size of the air purifier you choose, you can keep it in one room, move it around the house, or have one large enough to keep your entire home cleaner.
At Cook’s Heating & Cooling, we’ll be happy to help you with all of your HVAC needs, including spring maintenance. Contact us today to set up your appointment.