Allergens in Your Home and How to Get Them Out
Over 50 million people in the U.S. suffer from allergies. If you’re not one of them, count your lucky stars. If you do suffer from allergies, you know spring is one of the hardest times of year. The team at Getzschman Heating and Air Conditioning wants to help. While we are a heating and cooling company, we want you to know that we can help with allergies, too. At Getzschman Heating and Air Conditioning, we offer several ways to help rid your home of allergens:
One ounce of dust contains nearly 42,000 living dust mites. Consider that up to 40 pounds of dust gets into your home every year, and up to 15 pounds of that can get trapped in your duct system. Get rid of that dust as well as pollen, fungi, and bacteria with our duct cleaning service.
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Air Scrubbers Remove Particles from the Air in Your Home
Once the dust and allergens are out of your home, you’ll want a way to keep them out. We recommend the Air Scrubber Plus air cleaner. There are three classes of indoor air pollutants: particles, mold-mildew-bacteria, odors-chemical vapors. Our Air Scrubber Plus system uses positive and negative charges (ions) to make the particles attracted to each other. This attraction makes the particles clump together so they can be trapped by your air filter.
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UV Germicidal Lamps
Biological contaminants like mold, mildew, bacteria, and viruses can settle on surfaces inside your HVAC system and circulate through your home’s air. UV germicidal lamps emit rays of ultraviolet light that penetrate the cell walls of these contaminants and kill them. They work continuously even when your heating or cooling system isn’t on. Just one less thing to bother your allergies.
Timely Tips for Allergy Sufferers
Keep the House Closed Up Tight – You may be tempted to open the windows on a nice day to let the fresh air in, but don’t, if you have any allergy sufferers in your home.
Shower at Night – Your hair harbors all kinds of allergens. Don’t transfer this to your pillow to breathe all night long. Go to bed with clean hair to ensure you don’t exacerbate your allergy symptoms.
Change Your Filter on Your AC Often – Keep the air as clean as possible by replacing your air filter at least once a month.
Go Barefoot at Home – Don’t drag in all of the allergens on your shoes. They will embed themselves into rugs and carpeting. Remove your shoes when you get home.
Use the Re-circulate on Your Vehicle’s AC – By recirculating the air in your vehicle instead of letting new air in, you will decrease the amount of allergens you are exposed to. And definitely keep the windows rolled up and the air conditioner on.
Lower the Humidity in Your House – Mold loves humidity. If you lower the humidity level to less than 60%, it will discourage mold growth.
Pay Attention to the Allergy Reports – If the pollen, ragweed, mold, etc. count is high, it’s best to limit your outdoor activities that day if possible.