Air Duct Cleaning >> Air Duct Cleaning Reduces Pollen Allergies
It’s springtime in Minnesota, and spring is early this year. Our warmer weather has resulted in increased pollen counts from trees and, soon too, from weeds that are already starting to sprout. With that pollen come allergy problems. Runny noses, red itchy eyes, sneezing, and even worse symptoms are part of every spring, but allergy experts say that warm early spring weather can increase pollen counts and make the problem worse.
What many Minneapolis St. Paul homeowners don’t realize is that pollen, like dust and other contaminants, accumulate in the heating and air conditioning ducts in every home. You’re still running your furnace to take the morning and evening chill off the air, so any pollen that comes into your home is being circulated through your air ducts. Much of that pollen settles on the inside of ductwork and forms part of the layer of debris inside air ducts.
Then, even when the pollen season is over, summer heat kicks in and we turn on our air conditioners. The pollen that collected in air ducts reappears as the flow of air resumes, and we start sneezing and sniffling all over again. Here are some tips for minimizing recurring release of pollen:
- Keep Doors and Windows Closed – The less pollen you let into your home, the fewer allergy symptoms you’ll experience. Keeping pollen out of your home really cuts down on pollen accumulation in your air ducts, too.
- Change Furnace Filters Regularly – High quality furnace filters can trap much of the pollen in your home’s air as your furnace and air conditioner circulate the air in your home. Those cheap paper filters from the home supply store, though, just don’t do the job. They let up to half of the pollen and other contaminants bypass the filter.
- Keep Carpets and Furniture Clean – Carpeting and upholstered furniture traps pollen very effectively, but releases it when you walk on carpeted floors or sit on furniture. Then, it circulates in the air and settles in your air ducts, only to reappear and cause allergic symptoms over and over again. Regular vacuuming can cut down on trapped pollen.
- Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned – A thorough air duct cleaning by a trusted, professional duct cleaning company like Twin Cities Duct Cleaning, will remove all the pollen and other debris from your air ducts. If you haven’t had your ducts cleaned for some time, there could be years of pollen lining your ducts and recirculating in your home.
Duct Cleaning Brings Allergy Relief
If allergies are a problem in your home, as they are for so many Minneapolis St. Paul homeowners and their families, the problem is often caused by an accumulation of pollen, dust, dust mites, molds, and fungi in the home’s heating and air conditioning ducts. Pollen from the entire time the ducts have been neglected recirculate any time you run your furnace or air conditioner.
Only a professional duct cleaning, using the correct equipment and high-powered truck-mounted vacuums can remove the layer of allergen-laden debris from inside your ducts. Many Twin Cities families experience amazing relief from allergy symptoms after having their air ducts cleaned.
Twin Cities Duct Cleaning – Your Minneapolis St. Paul Air Duct Experts
At Twin Cities Duct Cleaning, we have the special equipment and highly trained technicians needed to do duct cleaning correctly and completely. Since 1991, we have been helping Minneapolis St. Paul metro area homeowners rid their homes from the allergens that build up in their ductwork. Call us today to get relief from the allergies in your home caused by pollen and other contaminants in your air ducts.