When you live in Jacksonville, North Carolina, that “spring feeling” can begin as early as February and last well into June. That gives the region’s many trees, weeds and flowers plenty of time to release sneeze-inducing pollen into the air. When airborne allergens drive you indoors, your home should be a source of health and comfort. Unfortunately, the indoor air in many homes is more polluted than the outdoor air. Read on to learn about some common IAQ concerns and why HVAC maintenance matters.

It’s Not Just the Pollen

From dust mites and animal dander to gases emitted from cleaning products, your home plays host to pollutants year-round. Opening windows to let in fresh air helps, but that may not be an option when the pollen count is high. Allergic reactions to pollen and microbial cause similar symptoms, including nasal congestion, itchy eyes and fatigue. Another concern for homeowners this spring and summer is the prevalence of COVID-19, which makes it even more critical to keep your home’s air clean.

Spring-Cleaning Strategies

Good housekeeping goes a long way toward improving IAQ. Warmer temperatures make spring a great time to give your home a thorough scrub-down. In addition to regular dusting and vacuuming, make sure that the filter in your air conditioner is clean too. This affordable product is your first defense against outdoor allergens. A clean air filter not only helps to trap contaminants but also increases the efficiency of the entire system. Replacing dirty air filters can lower cooling costs by up to 15 percent.

HVAC Maintenance Helps

Gideon Heating & Air Conditioning offers comprehensive HVAC maintenance service. We will thoroughly clean your system to remove contaminants. Your filter is a very important part of the process, and we will check and replace it if necessary. HVAC maintenance reduces energy usage, prevents breakdowns and extends the life of your system.

Our long experience serving southeast North Carolina gives us the know-how to recommend the optimal solution for you. To explore your options, contact us today. We can recommend the right system, repair or maintenance service to ensure you’re breathing healthy air inside your home.

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