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How to Protect Yourself from Allergies and Germs This Spring

sneezing, itchy eyes, runny-nose

With spring officially starting this month, are you already finding yourself sneezing like crazy, fighting itchy eyes, and a runny nose? Our immune systems are being bombarded with a number of outside “intruders,” as well as a number of germs that are spreading illnesses and viruses.

Fueled by warmer-than-usual temps earlier in the year, the grass is greening up and trees are budding sooner. And, that in turn means that pollen count is higher and pollen season lasts longer making for a rough March for those with spring allergies.

So, what can you do to make your home a “safe haven” from all of these airborne contaminants?

There are millions of particles in the average cubic foot of indoor air, and these dust particles are constantly recirculated through the air we breathe. Approximately 98% of them are invisible to the naked eye, they’re the cause of many allergy and asthma attacks.

Dust particles are often made up of:

  • Pollen
  • Skin flakes
  • Pet dander
  • Dust mite feces
  • Insect parts

Install an indoor air cleaner

Regular air filters protect your HVAC system from larger particles, but they aren’t made to keep out ultra-fine particles. That’s where an indoor air cleaner comes into the picture. Protect your family with Clean Air Defense System AirRanger™ whole-house polarized-media electronic air cleaner. It installs directly into your existing heating and cooling system, and the particles that are pulled into your duct system, are pulled towards and trapped on the charged fibers and carbon pad. The AirRanger™ is 97% efficient at capturing particles from breathable air, particles as small as .3 microns (that is 0.000039 of an inch!). It also helps keep your system running at its peak performance and prevents breakdowns.

Preventative measures for limiting the spread of germs

To help prevent the spread of germs and viruses, there are a variety of habits that you should incorporate into your daily routine in addition to having an air cleaner in your home. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following:

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

Breathe easy this spring … we’ve got you covered when it comes to your indoor air quality and protecting your family comfortable, healthy and safe from potential health risks. If you live in the West Chester area, give MoreVent a call at (610) 444-3333 or contact us online to learn more.

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