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Top 5 Ways To Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality This Spring

Posted On: April 20, 2022
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Spring pollen can prevent you from spending time outdoors in the nice weather. While you can’t control the air quality outside, you can improve your home’s indoor air quality.

The right systems and solutions can help minimize the symptoms associated with poor indoor air quality, such as:

  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Itchy and watery eyes
  • Dry skin

The best way to improve the air quality in your home ultimately depends on the issue you face:

Ensure Proper Airflow By Replacing Your Air Filter

Replacing your HVAC system’s air filter every month is one of the easiest ways to improve your home’s indoor air quality.

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Air filters capture harmful particles, such as:

  • Pollen
  • Pet dander
  • Dust
  • Smoke
  • And more!

Relieve Indoor Allergy Symptoms with a Duct Cleaning

Many homeowners don’t know that dust can cling to the wall of your home’s air ducts without reducing airflow, making it difficult to detect. This means that each time air cycles through the air ducts, it also circulates accumulated dust, debris, and pet dander.

Scheduling professional air duct cleaning removes those pollutants and allows your HVAC systems to run more efficiently.

Sterilize Mold & Mildew Spores with a UV Germicidal Light

Mold and mildew spores are among the most common causes of allergy symptoms, as spores and bacteria can grow using condensation generated by your HVAC system.

Adding a UV germicidal lamp to your air ducts or air handler can kill these small particles as they pass through the ultraviolet light, reducing the spread of viruses and bacterial infections.

Circulate Fewer Contaminants and Irritants with Air Cleaners

Air cleaners work with your HVAC filter to remove contaminants. They often use HEPA filters that purify the air, capturing particles too small to be caught by your air filter, including those that spread strange smells and viruses throughout your home.

Regulate Your Home’s Humidity with a Whole-Home Humidifier or Dehumidifier

Humidity is a factor that can increase mold and mildew growth, dry skin, respiratory symptoms, and dust mites.

By installing a humidifier, you can slow the spread of cold symptoms caused by dry air and prevent pests from moving into your home. A dehumidifier can help eliminate mold spores and musty smells.

Choose Genz-Ryan for Expert Indoor Air Quality Services in the Twin Cities

Homeowners in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metro area have trusted Genz-Ryan Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical for indoor air quality services since 1950, and you should too!

Our licensed and insured technicians can help your family enjoy a more comfortable, allergen-free home this spring by giving you the information you need to make decisions about your home’s comfort.

Contact us online or call (612) 223-6158 today to learn more about our indoor air quality solutions and schedule an indoor air quality assessment.

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