Seasonal allergies are a common problem in Lake Geneva, WI, and the surrounding areas. You may bring pollen into your home on your clothes, or it could get inside when you open the windows. Other seasonal allergens, including mold spores and ragweed, are also common in homes. Here are three ways you can lessen your seasonal allergy symptoms and improve your home’s indoor air quality.

1. Upgrade the HVAC Filter

Your heating and cooling system uses a filter. It removes particles from the heated or cooled air before the air passes into your home’s ducts. Filters have a minimum efficiency reported value (MERV) rating. To capture the most dust, dander, pollen, mold, bacteria and viruses, choose a filter with a MERV rating of 16 or higher.

2. Schedule Professional Duct Cleaning

Over the years, layers of dust can build up in your home’s air ducts. It gets in through small gaps and cracks, damaged seals or dirty air filters. Every two to three years, have the ducts professionally cleaned. If the ducts are damaged, repairing or replacing them will reduce dust intrusion. Once each month, remove the vent covers and wipe them with a clean, damp cloth.

3. Use an Air Purifier

Air purifiers capture or neutralize many allergens. The purification system stops the allergens from circulating through your home’s air. A whole-house air purifier is a wise choice for people with seasonal allergies or allergies to other such things as dust mites. Each time your heating and cooling system cycles, the purifier cleans the air. Consider an air purifier that uses UV-C technology. These air purifiers deactivate bacteria and viruses in your home’s air. This could lessen your chances of dealing with a respiratory infection.

At Dignified Heating & Cooling, we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all indoor air quality services in Lake Geneva. Our technicians are also qualified to provide you with dependable heating and cooling maintenance, repairs and installation services to meet your specific needs. Call Dignified Heating & Cooling today for more information on indoor air quality solutions.

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