Spring is characterized by warmer temperatures, longer daytime hours, and a generally pleasant outdoor environment. This time of the year, however, is also known as allergy season, when people deal with the sneezes and sniffles due to the spread of airborne particles. While this can’t be prevented, you can take steps to minimize the chances of getting sick. One of them is to schedule air conditioning maintenance.

The Causes of Spring Allergies

But first, let’s take a look at how allergy symptoms tend to rise in spring. As plant life starts to thrive after a long bout of winter, many species of trees, shrubs and grasses release pollen into the air. These organic particles can saturate the outdoor air, floating for long distances away from where they were released. This, in turn, increases the chances of allergic reactions among individuals. Apart from pollen, spring allergies can also be caused by the presence of other allergens such as dust mites and mold.

Performing AC Maintenance to Minimize Allergy Symptoms

For your AC system to provide comfort necessary for your home, it needs to have clear air filters. The function of these components is to catch particles in the air passing through the system, including pollen, dust, mold and other allergens in the indoor air.

This spring, check your AC if its filters are filled with too much dust or dirt. Clean or replace them depending on the type of filter used. In doing so, you won’t be leaving your household vulnerable to allergies caused by indoor air pollutants. More importantly, you can be sure that the unit will run efficiently. Since it also plays a role in controlling your indoor humidity levels, you prevent allergens like mold, bacteria and mildew from growing around your home.

Cleaning or replacing your filters, however, isn’t enough to ward off spring allergies. Schedule an HVAC maintenance appointment with Climate Systems Heating and Cooling today to ensure your cooling unit is in top shape for the spring and summer months. We are a family-owned and operated company that specializes in residential and commercial HVAC installations and repairs. We also offer indoor air quality solutions, including air purifiers from Carrier® and iWave. To learn more, give us a call at (724) 813-7183, or fill out our contact form to book an appointment.

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