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How To Reduce Allergens in Your Home

Posted: April 11, 2022

Another Pollen Season Is Here

It is estimated that more than 50 million people in our country have allergies. But if you’re especially sensitive, every day can be considered allergy season, especially if you react to such triggers as dust mites, mold, and pet dander. However, some allergens—specifically pollens– are seasonal.

These include tree pollen in early spring, grass pollen in late spring, weed pollen in summer, and ragweed pollen in late summer and early fall.

Don’t Skip Maintenance on Your HVAC Equipment

Did you know that the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system in your home can produce and spread mold as well as circulate other allergens? That’s why maintaining your HVAC systems is key to keeping your home air healthy. If you haven’t done it yet this year, schedule your air conditioning maintenance in preparation for the cooling season.

Change or Clean Your Air Filter Regularly

Keeping your air conditioning clean, especially the air filter, can make a big difference in managing your allergy symptoms. Follow the manufacturer’s filter cleaning and maintenance instructions to minimize exposure to allergens from your HVAC system.
 
Be sure to use the right filter for your equipment –consult your owner’s manual to find the range of filters that is right for your cooling system. If you need help figuring out which filter works best for your needs, reach out to us.

How We Can Help Keep Your Indoor Air Healthy

Wilson Oil and Propane expertly installs indoor air quality equipment, including:

  • whole-house humidifiers
  • whole-house air cleaners
  • ultraviolet-light air purifiers
  • ventilation systems

Our trained, experienced indoor air quality technicians can help you determine what you need for your home, then expertly install, maintain and repair it. Read more about some of the products we offer to help you breathe easier.

We also encourage you to look into our Aeroseal duct-sealing service. If you have duct leaks, you will experience reduced indoor air quality, including excessive dust and allergens.

Aeroseal is a safe and non-toxic method that has been used in thousands of homes, schools, hospitals and government installations throughout the country and world. The process usually takes less than one day to complete and provides you with a “Certificate of Completion” that illustrates the before and after results. Read about our Aeroseal service.

Contact us to find out more about our indoor air equipment products and services. We look forward to helping make your home a healthier place for you to enjoy this season.