Avoiding Spring Allergies

spring allergies

Enjoying the spring weather in Wilmington, Delaware, is difficult if you have to endure the constant coughing, sneezing, watery eyes, and congestion caused by allergies. Pollen comes from spring flowers, and high humidity causes mold growth. These allergens easily get into your home through doors, windows, and your HVAC system. You can avoid spring allergies and improve your indoor air quality by cleaning regularly, using an air purifier, and maintaining your heating and air conditioning system.


Regular cleaning will keep dust, dirt, pollen, mold, and other contaminants from accumulating in your home. Use a damp cloth to wipe off HVAC air registers, return vents, and ceiling fans. Clean your kitchen and bathroom exhaust fans by turning off the power, removing the covers, and washing them with soapy water. To save energy as well as keep allergens out, remove any leaves, grass clippings, pollen, or other debris from the surface of your outdoor air conditioning unit.

Using an Air Purifier for Allergies

Air purifiers or air cleaners use air filters to capture allergens. Air purifiers with high Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value or MERV ratings can even filter some bacteria and viruses out of your indoor air. You can have a whole-home unit connected to your HVAC system by a professional or use a less expensive portable unit to improve the indoor air quality in one room or area. Take advantage of our Filter Easy program to have fresh, clean filters delivered to your home automatically

Maintaining Your HVAC System

An air conditioner can keep your indoor air cool, clean, and dry as long as you maintain it to prevent problems. Have your HVAC system inspected by a professional at least once per year and check the filters in your air purifier and air conditioner once per month. For maximum efficiency, replace the filters when they get dirty or at least every three months.

Burns & McBride Home Comfort can help you with all of your heating, air conditioning, indoor air quality and heating needs. We have 67 years of experience. Call us at 302-656-5110 for excellent service from one of our expert technicians.

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