Springtime weather in the Northwest is gorgeous. More sunshine, blooming flowers, and warmth will be coming soon, but for people living with asthma and allergies, it also brings misery with sneezing, coughing, watering eyes, and much more. But did you know that indoor air pollutants can cause allergies as much as outside pollutants and allergens?  Your HVAC system plays a big role in the allergy season. Here’s how.

There are a variety of common indoor air pollutants, which usually include pollen, dust mites, mold, and pet dander. When these particles circulate through the air in your home, you’ll breathe them in and likely see an increase in your allergies.  Your HVAC system has an air filter inside of it that catches dust, dirt, and pet dander fragments. Over time, those build up and they need to be washed, cleaned, and/or replaced. If this isn’t completed on a regular basis, the buildup will be recirculated back through the air. When you’re using your HVAC system regularly, set a reminder to clean your filters every other month.

Your next step to reducing allergy symptoms is to keep up on regular maintenance appointments for your HVAC system. Just like you take your vehicle in for tune-ups, your HVAC system needs regular tune-ups too! Spring is the perfect time to set up a maintenance appointment with our experienced team at Hybrid Heating and Air Conditioning. We will clean your filters, complete an efficiency check to make sure the system is working at peak efficiency, and we’ll inspect it closely. If there are any noticeable issues or parts that need to be repaired or replaced, we’ll discuss with you about what our recommendations are, so you can get everything up and running in time to handle the shift in weather for spring and summer.

And last but not least, consider installing an air purification system to your home. These work with your HVAC system to clean your air and reduce your intake of indoor air pathogens, allergens and other harmful particles. You will notice a difference right away! We offer a variety of air purification systems, so contact us today for options on which one is right for your home.

At this time of year, there are lots of changes to the air – there is a lot of extra pollen floating around in the air and that causes allergy sufferers to start feeling the effects right away. Thankfully, there are ways to help reduce your symptoms and breathe easier! Contact us today for more information on getting new air filters, a new HVAC system, or air purification system installed in your home before allergy season gets even more intense!

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