child sneezes on sofa at home with allergies

Will HVAC Cleaning Help with Allergies? What Else Can Be Done to Mitigate Allergies?

child sneezes on sofa at home with allergiesFrom our four-legged buddies tracking all manner of things into our homes to the springtime pollen-filled gusts of wind that make our noses runny and eyes red, the average homeowner has a lot of potential allergy issues to deal with.

Ensuring that your home has excellent indoor air quality is essential to keep allergies at bay. Especially today when we all spend the majority of our time inside, clean indoor air can help us stay healthy and feel fresh.

But how can you ensure that the air you breathe is clean? A great way to start is by cleaning your HVAC system, especially air duct cleaning.

The Most Common Allergens Found Inside Your Home

If you find yourself regularly having to deal with a runny or congested nose, red eyes, headaches, sneezing, and more, you’re likely experiencing symptoms of allergies.

Some of the most common allergens found inside your home include:

  • House dust
  • Dust mites
  • Mold
  • Pet dander

woman sneezes at home with allergiesHouse dust causes allergic reactions because it’s comprised of quite a number of different substances. It can include dried up food particles, mold spores, pollen, and even insect parts.

While they don’t bite or spread disease, dust mites can cause some serious allergic reactions. They thrive in warm, humid environments, and can be difficult to control.

Black mold is the more dangerous type of mold that can have some serious health effects on you. You’ll want to eliminate it completely if you want to ensure indoor clean air.

Pet dander is another common allergen that can even be found in homes with no pets whatsoever. It can enter your home through open windows, a faulty HVAC system, etc. Or maybe it was there from a the previous owner.

How HVAC Cleaning Can Help

Indoor air quality can have a significant impact on your overall health, and the condition of your HVAC system can either help you or make matters worse.

We must keep in mind that most indoor allergens are airborne, and these can be spread through the home every time we turn on the heating or air conditioning.

If you’ve noticed you’re experiencing allergy symptoms even though you keep your home clean, it’s more than likely that the allergens have accumulated inside your air ducts, and you’re due for a cleaning.

To make sure your HVAC system is properly cleaned, it’s best to call the professionals, since they use the best equipment for the job that’ll ensure your home is as allergen-free as possible.

What Else Can You Do?

dusting floor at homeBesides including your HVAC system on your spring-cleaning list, there are a few other things you can do to relieve your allergy symptoms.

Since most allergens thrive in humid environments, try to keep the humidity levels lower. Regularly change your bed sheets and pillowcases. Vacuum your carpets at least once a week.

If you find that allergy symptoms are persisting, or that they’re getting in the way of your everyday activities and/or preventing you from getting a good night’s sleep, it’s also advisable to talk with your doctor. We’re blessed in Canada with a health care system that enables us to be proactive, and getting a referral to an allergy specialist starts the process of identifying what you are allergic to and how to combat it.

How Modern PURAIR® Helps with Indoor Air Quality

Keeping both your home and your HVAC system clean can help you fight allergies and lead a healthier life.

Contact us today to get the ball rolling on improving the quality of the air you breathe at home or in your workplace.

Modern PURAIR® are Western Canada’s leaders in Indoor Air Quality. We perform air quality tests as well as a variety of cleaning services, including air duct cleaning, dryer vent cleaning and much more.