Russell's Heating & AC
Jul 16 2018

Allergy Season Is Coming: Prepare with Indoor Air Quality Services

The drought in Southern California is expected to make allergy season worse this year, with a dramatic increase in the pollen count in the air. If your household has people in it who suffer from allergies and asthma, this may be a particularly difficult spring season for them. But there are ways that you can reduce the problem in your house with professional indoor air quality services. Call our offices and ask about some of the installations and other services we offer that will reduce the pollen count in your home, as well as eliminate other airborne pollutants.

We’ve listed a few of the most helpful services for indoor air quality below:

Air filtration systems

The air filter on your air conditioner is not designed to remove particles that can negatively affect air quality. It’s only there to protect the interior cabinet of the AC. For proper filtration that will remove allergens, you’ll need special air filters. Professionals will find the right type of filters to clean your air without restricting the air flow from the AC.

UV air purifiers

Among the most harmful of allergy and asthma triggers are molds and other organic pollutants that can enter into an HVAC system. These are especially common during spring. Eliminating these irritants requires more than filters, however. Ultraviolet germicidal lights are one of the best ways to destroy these hazardous particles and ensure that they don’t come back. UV air purifiers do their job without using chemicals, so you’ll have the freshest air possible.

Duct sealing

If you have leaky air ducts, it can mean more than just losing energy efficiency from your AC. It can let dust, dirt, and other debris into the ductwork and then into your household air. It also encourages mold growth. Sealing up the ducts will help tremendously with protecting your home from allergens.

Since 1980, Russell’s Heating & Air Conditioning has served Rancho Mirage, CA and throughout the Desert Communities and the Inland Empire.

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