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Spring is a season that often brings allergens into our homes. To improve indoor air quality and reduce allergy symptoms, be sure to regularly change your HVAC air filters. You may also want to consider indoor home air quality products for maximum effectiveness.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, just over a quarter of the adult populations (25.7%) in the U.S. has seasonal allergies. Pollen and irritants flying around in the air outside are a trigger for allergies, and can cause reactions like sneezing, irritated eyes, and congestion. However, seasonal allergy triggers are not only located in the outdoors. Many people are unaware that air inside their own home can be a main cause of allergies to spike. In fact, the EPA warns that some indoor pollutants may have concentrations two to five times higher in the home compared to outdoors.

3 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality and Reduce Allergy Symptoms:

1. Change HVAC filters
To change your HVAC filters, first turn off your system. Locate the filter housing, remove the old filter and dispose of it. Replace it with a new filter of the same size and type, making sure it fits snugly in the housing. Turn your system back on and enjoy better air quality! It’s recommended to change your filter every 1-3 months.

2. Consider Purchasing Home Indoor Air Quality Products
Indoor air quality products help reduce pollutants, allergens, and other harmful particles in the air, leading to a healthier indoor living environment. John Lock Air Conditioning & Heating supplies and installs various different indoor air quality products for our customers to choose from, including HVAC filters and whole-home humidifier and de-humidifier systems.

Whole-home de-humidification system
Manages the moisture in your home’s air for or greater comfort and improved indoor air quality
Helps reduce humid conditions in the home, reducing the opportunity for mold and mildew problems
Maintains optimal humidity, minimizing the impact of potential airborne pollutants
No ozone emissions— a known lung irritant

Whole-home power humidifier
Maintains optimal comfort during heating seasons by minimizing problems associated with dry air
- Creates a healthier home and lessens skin irritations, sore throats and respiratory problems
- Protects home and furnishings by reducing the risk of wood warping and cracking
- Provides an easier-to-use and less intrusive option to portable units—no need to constantly fill and clean units
- Available with automatic control to keep humidity precisely where you need it

3. Dust
Dust your home regularly to help ensure the air that family members breathing in is clean. Dust typically collects in corners, and places you may not think to clean. Make thorough dusting apart of your regular home cleaning routine. This can help to improve your home’s indoor air quality immensely!

With these three tips, you can improve your homes indoor air quality, and help fight off Spring allergies this season. John Lock Air Conditioning and Hearing are experts when it comes to protecting homes indoor air quality. For more information, please reach out to us at 716-894-6400 or contact us [link to contact] today.



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