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Clearing the Air: HVAC Tips To Combat Spring Allergies

While spring is a time of growth and renewal, it’s also a challenging time for allergy sufferers. From ragweed and grass pollen to pet dander and mold spores, Pennsylvania residents face unique allergy risks once the seasons change. That’s why it’s important to take the opportunity to prepare your home for the warmer weather by cleaning your indoor environment and eliminating allergens from your indoor air supply.

In this blog post, the indoor air quality experts at BVSM Heating & Air Conditioning share some top tips for clearing the air of allergens in your Monaca area home this spring.

So Fresh, So Clean

Keeping your home clean is one of the best ways to protect against allergens from infiltrating your indoor environment. Here’s how to make your spring cleaning count in the fight against allergies:


Dust mites are a common allergy trigger that can wreak havoc on your respiratory system and HVAC efficiency when left untreated. To minimize the amount of dust in your home, take the time to clean all surfaces from top to bottom. Also, use a microfiber cloth, which will help you catch more dust rather than brushing it around with a paper towel.


After dusting, vacuum regularly to capture whatever remaining dust might have fallen to the floor. Sticking to a regular vacuuming schedule can help you further reduce the dust in your indoor environment, allowing you to breathe cleaner, fresher air.

Place a Welcome Mat at All Your Outside-Facing Doors

Dirt and pollen can find their way into your home by hitching a ride on the bottom of your shoes, causing you to track these harmful allergens inside. Combat this issue by strategically placing welcome mats near all your outside-facing doors. Having guests and household members wipe their shoes before entering can reduce the likelihood of having dirt and pollen tracked inside.

Wash Your Pets Weekly

Pet dander is an irritant that allergy sufferers must worry about. Still, if your pet spends a lot of time outdoors, pollen can easily track in on its fur, further exacerbating allergy symptoms. As a precaution, any pet that spends time outdoors should be bathed weekly.

Technology of Today

Along with increased cleanliness, it’s a good idea to invest in indoor air quality by taking advantage of the innovative technologies available today. These include:

  • HEPA filters: These air filters can trap small particles like dust, pollen, pet dander, and mold spores, improving air quality and reducing allergen exposure.
  • Air purifiers: Air purifiers use various technologies, such as HEPA filtration, UV light, or activated carbon, to remove pollutants, odors, and airborne contaminants, promoting a healthier indoor environment.
  • Dehumidifiers: Whole-home dehumidifiers integrate with your HVAC system to reduce excess moisture, prevent mold and mildew growth, improve comfort levels, and safeguard against respiratory illness.
  • Humidifiers: On the other hand, whole-home humidifiers add moisture to the air, alleviating dryness in the skin, throat, and nasal passages and relieving dry skin, congestion, and irritated sinuses.

Hire a Pro

Last but not least, one of the best things you can do to protect your indoor air quality while ensuring the efficiency and reliability of your HVAC system is to schedule professional maintenance at the start of the spring season. During your annual AC tune-up, your technician will thoroughly clean and inspect all system components, ensuring your air conditioner is free and clear of unwanted contaminants and ready to handle the increased demand during the warmer months ahead. 

Choose BVSM Heating & Air Conditioning

If it’s been longer than one year since your last AC maintenance visit, don’t hesitate to contact the team at BVSM to schedule your tune-up today. With 100% satisfaction guaranteed and a team of NATE-certified technicians ready to assist, you can rest assured that you’ll always receive professional solutions that stand the test of time.

Get your system ready for the spring: Book your AC tune-up in Monaca, PA, by calling 724-417-9550 today!

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