3 Ways to Keep Your Allergies in Line This Spring

Living in Norco, California, means you’re susceptible to indoor allergens, especially during the springtime. Changing your air filter more frequently and adding a whole-home air purification system are just two effective ways to keep your allergies in line this spring.

Use the Right Filter

Air filters get their ratings based on the MERV system, which rates filters on a scale of one to 12. The higher the MERV rating, the more effective the filter is at removing tiny particles from the air. Pollen, which is usually very tiny, tends to get into a home’s ductwork when you use a filter with a low MERV rating. As a result, the pollen makes its way through the air vents and gets inhaled by the residents of the home. To keep this from happening, you’ll want to use a filter with a MERV rating of at least 10.

Change the Air Filter

Just because you’re using an air filter with a high MERV rating doesn’t necessarily mean it’s doing its job. You must replace or clean the filter on a regular basis to maintain its effectiveness. Many people get into the habit of changing the filter only once every three months. During the springtime, though, the air tends to be heavily polluted with airborne allergens. It’s usually best to change the filter every month in the spring.

Add an Air Purifier

A purifier takes air cleaning to the next level of effectiveness. It not only removes airborne allergens that trigger allergy symptoms and asthma attacks but also traps tobacco smoke. Removing these pollutants is extremely crucial in preventing lung disease. Additionally, an air purifier will remove asbestos particles from the air. As a result, it’ll reduce your chances of developing mesothelioma.

Keep your allergies in line this spring. Contact Metz Air Control at 909-614-4125 to speak with one of our service technicians about preventive HVAC maintenance. You can also discuss various upgrades you can make to your HVAC system to improve your home’s indoor air quality.

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