Spring is in the air, and that means allergy season has arrived in South Louisiana. Don’t let unwanted runny noses and watery eyes keep you from enjoying the warm weather and activities. The experts at Dave Broussard A/C & Heating have some tips and tricks to help decrease allergy symptoms and breathe easier this allergy season.

 

Change Your Air Filter

Indoor pollution can trigger your symptoms. Some indoor allergens include mold, pet dander, dust mites, cockroach droppings, and pollen. To avoid these allergens from becoming airborne in your home, change your air filter regularly. The air filter is designed to trap particles and allergens, so be sure to change the filter every season. There is a variety of air filters available and we can help pick the perfect one for your needs!

There are many options when it comes to air filters and air purifiers. Consider the size of the pollutants that you are trying to filter. Get your air tested to determine what allergens or pollutants are present in your home. A media filter may capture dust and pollen, but smaller particles like mold spores or smoke particles will go right through it. The highest rated media filters (HEPA) can capture up to 99.9% of all contaminants 0.3 microns or larger, but those can restrict air flow. If you have smaller pollutants in your home, consider the whole house option. The whole house air cleaner is installed with your furnace or air handler. That way all the air that circulates your house is filtered through the air cleaner. Some air cleaners today can remove 99.99% of airborne allergens that are filtered through the system including pollutants smaller than .1 microns.

 

Clean Ducts and Vents

Clean air means clean duct systems, and a clean unit means an allergy-free home. The professionals at Dave Broussard A/C & Heating can ensure a clean system and clean air to keep you allergy-free. A clean unit makes all the difference to breathing easy. Tackling the dust at the source will reduce the allergens and pollution circulating in your home. This is a must during the spring season with the overwhelming amount of pollen in the air.

Cleaning your home's bookshelves, blinds and floors are on your spring cleaning list, but don’t forget about the vents inside of your home. These areas are often forgotten about when homeowners begin deep cleaning their homes. Nevertheless, vents that are holding on to dust will negatively affect your indoor air quality. Stay on top of this allergy hazard by dusting and vacuuming vents often, allowing you and your entire family to breathe easier!

Additional Air Products

There are plenty of indoor products that can aid in helping you breathe clean air. Air purifiers destroy pollutions and particles directly in the air. Humidifiers, ventilators, and UV lamps will also help in the air quality inside your home. Maybe you have a large garden that is constantly housing pollen, or you have a family history full of allergy sufferers. No matter how much you deep clean your home, you still can’t seem to completely stop sneezing or stop your eyes from itching. We provide several different indoor air quality products that provide multiple levels of clarity. A humidifier in your attic can prevent mold, a UV lamp in your closet can destroy bacteria, and an air purifier in your living room can take dust right out of the air. Whether you’re worried about dust, bacteria, or mold, you can eliminate them all with a quick call to Dave Broussard.

The best thing about our indoor air quality products is that they work 24/7 to ensure your air is clean. In the height of spring or fall, an air purifier can ensure allergens are no longer an issue for your home!

Call us Today!

Don’t put up with allergies this season, contact us today with any questions or concerns! There are many ways you can improve the air in your home, and we would love to discuss which options are best for your home or business. Some are as simple as dusting and vacuuming your home, and others require a professional level of expertise that can only found here at Dave Broussard A/C & Heating.