Finally, winter is over, and spring has sprung! We all have a favorite thing about spring- maybe it's the flowers in bloom, maybe it's the beautiful weather, or maybe it's just the fact that you don't have to shovel snow anymore!
Whatever your reason for loving spring, one thing you probably don't love about this season is the dust and pollen in the air. If you have allergies, springtime can be a nightmare for you, because of all the dust in the air.
While you can't do anything about the allergens lurking outside your door, we can give you some pointers on how you can improve your indoor air quality, to make allergens entering your home "bite the dust!"
What is “Air Quality” Anyway?
Your air quality depends on how much dust, pollen, mold, etc. is present in the air inside your home. It’s important to be aware of your air quality because poor air quality can lead to some pretty serious health complications.
If you suffer from allergies, having a higher content of dust and pollen in your air can be a nightmare for you. If you are or someone in your home is an asthmatic, dusty or moldy air could lead to a trip to the emergency room in an ambulance.
So what can you do to improve your air quality this spring? It all begins with your air filter.
How Often Should You Change Your Air Filter?
If you notice that your home is excessively dusty, smells stale or moldy, or that your skin, eyes and throat feel irritated all of the time, it may because you aren't replacing your air filter often enough.
When air enters your home from the outside, it often brings things like dust and pollen with it. As it cycles through your HVAC system, it can spread those allergens throughout your house.
That's why you need an air filter to trap the dust, mold, pollen, and other contaminants that come into the unit before they cycle through your home. It is usually recommended that you replace or clean your air filter every 30-90 days, but during the spring it may be a good idea to change it once a month since there is more dust in the air this time of year.
Why is Clean Air so Important?
Prioritizing air quality is a smart move for anyone to make because it could greatly improve so many areas of your life. Having cleaner air means having a cleaner home, so you'll spend less money on cleaning products and less time using them.
Clean air also improves conditions like asthma, allergies and skin sensitivity. Cleaner air will even make your house smell nicer since it will have less dust and mold to make it smell musty or stale.
You probably know that old Queen song, "another one bites the dust," well don't you think it's time for the dust, pollen, and other allergens in your air to "bite the dust," so to speak?
If you're ready to clean up the air in your home and improve your indoor air quality, give Lascko Services a call today! Our HVAC experts are ready with the knowledge and expertise needed to help keep your allergens outside, where they belong, and away from your home this spring!