Spring is almost here! Warmer weather waits just around the corner. That means open windows, sunny skies, and beautiful days that beg for long walks and time outdoors.
When you head indoors at last, however, you will want to make certain your home is ready for the change of seasons. Spring may mean gorgeous weather, but it also means a new crop of allergens, humidity, and the perfect time have your HVAC unit checked and cleaned. Get ready for the spring with these tips!
Humidity on the Rise
The warmer the weather gets, the more the humidity increases – us Jacksonvillians are all too familiar with the oppressive summer heat. Once humidity levels reach the 30%-50% range, our homes become less comfortable. We feel hot, sticky, and altogether unpleasant. While we may not care for the muggy days, mold certainly does.
To combat both potential issues with mold and your own discomfort, you may be interested in a whole-house dehumidifier. This can help keep humidity low enough to keep us content while preventing mold from growing.
Oh Jeez, Allergies
As the warmer weather hits and the local flora starts producing pollen overtime, allergy sufferers curse the change of season. You can, however, minimize your allergic reactions but reducing our exposure to allergens.
While it may be tempting to open your windows and leave them that way, resist the urge to leave them open all day and night. Closing up at night, or limiting the time you have your windows open, can help to keep allergens out of your home.
Damaged or loose ductwork can also allow allergens into your home. Have an HVAC professional seal your ductwork and keep allergens outside where they belong. Additionally, dirty ductwork is a veritable playground for allergens like dust, dander, and pollen. Schedule a professional air duct cleaning to eliminate household allergens so you can breathe easy!
Small Steps Add Up to Cleaner Spring Air
You might be surprised at how big a difference some small habits can make when it comes to improving your indoor air quality and minimizing allergies. Try these steps to prep for spring:
- Change the air filter in your HVAC unit. This will allow it to better filter allergens from the air. It will also keep your unit running at peak efficiency!
- Take off your shoes when you come inside. Every time you come indoors, you track in dirt, pollen, and other debris that can decrease your air quality.
- Change your bedding weekly. When you wash it, do so in hot water. This helps prevent dust mites in your home. This is especially important in spring, as insects increase in numbers, and for those who have sensitive skin!
- Replace your kitchen sponges regularly. Their constant moisture can become a breeding ground for mold and bacteria.
Get Ready for Spring with Snyder
Spring has almost arrived, and summer is right behind it. Now is the time to schedule maintenance and ensure your HVAC unit is ready for the warmer seasons. Contact Snyder Heating & Air Conditioning today or schedule an appointment online!