Spring has sprung, and while this season brings beautiful weather and flowers, it also brings allergens and high pollen counts. Lindstrom Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here to help with tips to reduce common spring allergens in your South Florida home. Keeping your family breathing easy can take more than just traditional cleaning, so read on to learn more about our indoor air solutions.
What is indoor air quality?
Indoor air quality (or IAQ) measures the condition of your home’s air, especially relating to your family’s health and comfort. Did you know that the EPA has said that our indoor air quality can be up to 100 times worse than the air outside? You can improve your home’s IAQ with various products and services offered by the experts at Lindstrom.
Air cleaners and purifiers
Air cleaners and purifiers work by releasing friendly oxidizers into the air as your air conditioner fan blows. These oxidizers then attack the bacteria and viruses in your home, leaving your family with cleaner breathing air. And as a bonus, reducing the pollutants in your air will make your HVAC system work more efficiently, saving you money and reducing harmful emissions to our environment.
Germicidal lamps and UV lights
Another method to improve your home’s indoor air quality is with the power of UV light. Our Germicidal Twin Stick Lite can be installed directly into your home’s air conditioner to keep its coil from mildew, bacteria that can aggravate allergies. This utterly silent device will also help improve system efficiency and reduce home odors.
Indoor duct cleaning
Air conditioning ducts run throughout your entire house, and they build up dirt, dust, allergens, and even bugs/mites. Due to the poor ventilation without duct cleaning, your family can be impacted with conditions such as asthma, rhinitis, sinusitis, or chronic allergies.
We recommend a routine professional whole-house duct cleaning to dislodge dirt and thoroughly sanitize your home to combat these issues. Our Lindstrom experts will also clean your home’s supply and return registers, grilles, diffusers, heat exchangers, and cooling coils.
Dryer vent cleaning
When you use your clothes dryer, a small amount of lint escapes the filter and builds up in the dryer vent, a severe fire hazard. We recommend having your dryer vent professionally cleaned with our HEPA vacuum, which keeps particles out of the air. Other benefits to dryer-vent cleaning include reducing carbon dioxide emissions, eliminating allergens, and saving on energy by reducing dry time.