Preparing Your Home for Allergy Season

February 26, 2024

Breathe Easy with Home Air Filtration

As spring approaches, so does allergy season. With a dramatic increase in pollen around the corner and excess dust from heating systems compromising your indoor air, now is the time to strategize for improved air quality. Whether through DIY tactics or whole-home air filtration systems, improving indoor air quality is worth prioritizing for allergy sufferers and health-conscious individuals alike.

The Culprit Behind Poor Indoor Air Quality

In the winter months, homes in Boston are sealed snugly against the cold, often creating a stuffy environment. Your heating system dries out the air, dust accumulates, and odors get trapped inside. Not to mention potential contaminants from combustion appliances, like a gas range or fireplace.

Springtime doesn’t let up, as it introduces a new wave of allergens like pollen and dirt from outside. These factors contribute to reduced indoor air quality, prompting a serenade of sneezes and sniffles indicative of seasonal and dust allergies.

Some signs that your indoor air quality may be suffering include:

  • Persistent allergy symptoms
  • Increased dust around your home
  • Odors that won’t go away
  • Increased static electricity
  • Stuffy or musty air

DIY Tips for Purifying Your Home’s Air

Encouraging good airflow and keeping your living space clean are your first steps in reducing allergens and improving air quality. Additionally, we strongly encourage you to replace air filters in your heating and cooling systems regularly. This should be done every 3-4 months, and we suggest setting a reminder to do this at the end of every winter season.

More easy DIY tips for improving indoor air quality:

  • Invest in circulating fans to keep air moving, preventing airborne particles from settling.
  • Open windows when the weather allows, introducing fresh air to dilute the presence of indoor allergens.
  • Vacuum carpets and furniture weekly, using a cleaner with a HEPA filter to capture fine particles.
  • Dust surfaces frequently with microfiber cloths designed to grab and hold onto particles.

The Advantages of Whole-Home Air Filtration Systems

While DIY steps are beneficial, a whole-home air filtration or purification system is the ultimate solution to consistently clean indoor air. Whole-home air filtration systems integrate with your home’s HVAC system to remove pollutants from the air as it circulates throughout your house. They draw air through advanced filters that capture a wide range of airborne particles, such as dust, pollen, pet dander, and mold spores.

Benefits of whole-home air filtration can include:

  • Fewer allergens, pollutants, and other contaminants in your air
  • Alleviation of respiratory symptoms
  • Fresher-smelling air in your home
  • Improved overall comfort

With the advanced technology available today, these systems are more efficient and less obtrusive than ever, seamlessly integrating with your existing HVAC setup.

Have Questions? Call Our Team Today

At Winters Home Services, we’re not just your local HVAC and plumbing specialists; we’re also committed to enhancing the comfort of your home through superior air quality solutions. With years of experience, we can help you select and install the best air filtration system for your needs and goals.

Don’t let allergies dictate the comfort of your home this season. Contact Winters Home Services today – your sinuses will thank you later.