It’s time of year when the pollen counts are high and your head pounds from spring allergies. It’s nice to feel the warm temperatures and see the world turn green again, but waking up with a congested head and feeling awful can be a spring downer.
While we can’t do much about Mother Nature’s pollen count, we can make sure that your house isn’t teeming with dust and dander. Town & Country Services has several options to keep your air clean and free of allergens.
What’s in my Ducts?
When was the last time you had your heating and air ducts cleaned? Has been a year? Two? Never? Your furnace has a filter to keep particles from entering the furnace, but your ducts can quickly fill up with dirt and dander that circulates through the home.
Pets shed hair all year long as do you. Dead skin particles float through the air and into your ducts. For larger duct systems such as commercial, animals can enter it and leave their feces and urine in the ductwork as well.
With the extreme of dryness and moisture within the ductwork, it’s also the perfect place for mold to grow as well. There are many allergens, contaminants, and pollutants waiting inside your ducts, which is why cleaning is important.
How Does Duct Cleaning Help Your Allergies?
The inside of your ducts is a breeding ground of every microscopic organism available. When your furnace or ac runs, it’s shooting that 2-year-old dust and pet dander back into the home and into your nose and mouth.
It’s not a pleasant thought to think your inhaling dust from the previous home’s owners, but it’s possible. All these allergens can make you feel sick and miserable.
It’s possible the allergens in your home are worse than outside. A duct cleaning removes everything from the ducts and lets you have a breath of fresh air. You’ll be breathing and feeling better in no time.
Town & Country Services is a leader in duct cleaning and air purification in the Illinois Valley. Don’t let years of dust and germs continue to circulate through your home.
Purify Your Air with Duct Filtration
The biggest problem with duct cleaning is unless you find a way to prevent it, the dirt and germs begin building up again. Unless you have regular duct cleaning, in a few years, your home will be an allergy zone again.
Air duct filtration keeps the allergens from building up and circulating through the home. We talked earlier about filters in furnace and AC systems, but they need to be changed every month. Many homeowners forget and only change every few months or not at all.
This can be detrimental not only to the air quality of your home but also to the furnace and AC units. As dirt builds up, the furnace works harder to get the air it needs. This adds unnecessary wear and tear to the units.
Instead, we can install a larger Media filter that can last up to six months and it covers more surface area than traditional filters.
Whole House Humidifier Makes Winter Bearable
We’re talking about spring, but it’s not the only season that causes nasal problems. The dry heat of the winter can cause major illnesses and even nose bleeds. How many people wake up in the winter with sore nasal passages?
A whole house humidifier prevents this by adding the necessary moisture to the home. You’ll wake up feeling great after a good night’s sleep.
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