Dealing with West Virginia’s Spring Pollen Season

Spring is here, and after a harsh winter spring sounds great. Thoughts of milder temperatures and vacations at the beach fill our daydreams. The arrival of spring also means the beginning of pollen season. That fine yellow dust that covers everything, causing puffy eyes, runny noses, sneezes and trips to the pharmacy for the latest cure-all.

For some of us it’s a few weeks of mild irritation, for others pollen is more like Kryptonite to Superman. This time of year, can be more dangerous for the elderly, very young and those with respiratory problems. There isn’t much that can be done about the outside pollen except limit your exposure.

However, there are a few things you can do about the pollen that finds its way into your home on your clothes and every time a door opens. In order to improve Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), the simplest and easiest is changing your filters in the early spring. When the pollen count is very high consider using a higher MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) filter and your normal schedule, changing it about every three months.

Another precaution that most people overlook is changing your in-cabin filter in your vehicle about once a year. Check with the manufacture to be sure of the proper schedule. Replacing it in late spring will prevent you from driving around the rest of the year with a filter full of spring pollen!

For those of you who’s health requires cleaner air or someone who wants the best possible indoor air quality, several options are available, including Electronic Filtration and Ultra Violet Germicidal Purification. Talk with our A/C professionals to determine which one suits you best, as always, we are here if you have any questions!

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