4 Ways to Reduce Home Allergens and Improve Indoor Air Quality

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Poor indoor air quality is a major cause of summer allergy symptoms. The commercial services pros at G+S Energy have four tips to keep your family and employees healthy and feeling well this summer:

1. Replace Dirty Air Filters

Without a doubt, the number one way to keep indoor air fresh is to replace dirty air filters frequently. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions and keep to a strict timetable so that the filter provides the optimum amount of protection against dust, dander, and other allergens in the air. You might also consider upgrading the filter to one that performs better.

2. Be Sure to Have the Right Amount of Humidity

Humidity in the air is a tricky thing. Too much, and the dampness can cause mold and mildew. If the air is too dry, it can really trigger those uncomfortable allergy symptoms. Use humidifiers and dehumidifiers to keep the moisture in the air at the most comfortable level – usually around 40%.

3. Clean Ducts and Vents

The air in your office passes through a series of ducts and vents as it moves around. If those ducts and vents contain allergens, debris, and dust, all of that will pass into the air. Have your HVAC service provider thoroughly clean the ducts and vents at least once a year.

4. Schedule a Service Call

Your HVAC service technician has the training and experience to inspect the ventilation system, the heating and cooling, and the ducts and vents for any type of obstruction or problem that causes the system to operate poorly.

Contact the commercial services team at G+S Energy today to keep your HVAC system operating at its best all year round.

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