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Spring is Here on March 20!

Spring is Here on March 20!

With the official arrival of spring, transformation is in the air. New vegetation growth, warmer temperatures, and longer days create the perfect environment for seasonal allergens to be produced. Ensure that your HVAC system is ready for springtime seasonal allergens learning how to limit your exposure.

The Arrival of a New Season

spring-is-hereIn spring, long days create the opportunity for warmer temperatures and a quick thaw from the deep freeze that is winter. In some areas of the northern hemisphere, twelve hours of daylight coupled with twelve hours of darkness mark the first day of spring. These warm and sunny conditions allow trees and flowers to produce allergy-causing pollen in substantial amounts.

Spring fever itself is much more than a myth. Experts say that hormone and temperament changes in spring can be contributed to varying diets and warmer temperatures.

Allergens in the Air

closed-window Symptoms related to allergen exposure - such as itchy, watery eyes and difficulty breathing - can be attributed to the amount of these substances floating in the air. Mold spores, such as mildew and yeast, are common in the early weeks of spring after the winter melt. Tree pollen from species such as Sycamore, Maple, and Birch is another common allergy-inducing substance. These trees produce pollen cells that have been designed by nature to be easily carried on the breeze.

These allergens are most prevalent on warm, windy days. Allergy sufferers should attempt to avoid long periods of outdoor activity on these days. Along with paying attention to the weather, windows and doors should be kept shut throughout spring and summer to lower the risk of allergens entering a household.

How HVAC Systems Limit Allergens Indoors

pet-allergens Pet hair and dander are irritating allergens that may people try and ignore, as the love they feel for their pet is worth any allergy symptoms which occur.

Luckily, HVAC systems can assist in the removal of pet hair and dander from within a household. HVAC units require filters to purify the air and keep the units running efficiently. There are high-quality filters available on the market today that can catch pet hair and dander, pollen cells, mold spores, and various bacteria from circulating around a home.

If you cannot bear the thought of parting with your beloved animal, another option is to invest in a portable air conditioning unit. Small AC units can act as efficient air purifiers, and have accessible filters that are easy to clean as often as necessary.

Sit back, and embrace the beauty that is the season of spring, while being prepared for any allergens that may come your way.

If you want to get a head start on what this season will bring call the experts at On Time Plumbing, Heating, & Air, located in the Wichita, KS area, at (316) 285-1400 for help in preparing your home!

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