Spring Means Pollen And That Can Spell Trouble For Many People


Uless you upgrade with “Indoor Air Quality” add-ons for your air conditioning and heating system.  With the amount of spring pollen floating in the air four times greater than what people consider it to be high, spring allergy sufferers may wonder what in the world hit them. The change of season starts with you experiencing watery eyes and sneezing.  Allergy sufferers, familiar with the perils of high pollen, have learned to stay indoors.  From eye allergies (conjunctivitis) to skin reactions (dermatitis), spring pollen spells trouble for many people by making a large impact on quality of life.   Fortunately, you can control spring pollen triggers and make your home a dramatically healthier place for you and your family by filtering the air, controlling humidity, and cycling fresh outdoor air into the home.  These add-ons can help reduce allergies, prevent asthma, and even boost productivity.

Indoor air quality can be maintained by your HVAC in four ways.


Consumer demand for air cleaners has been on the rise in recent years according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  Air filtration efficiency depends on the type of air cleaner used, and the type, number and size of the particles in the air stream. . You can bring fresh air into your home with the efficient and hard-working Bryant Evolution and Preferred Purifiers, Cleaners and Filters that keep your air warm and fresh during longer heating seasons — forcing fusty air and pollutants out of your home.  That means better air for your family to breathe.


If you have a home built in the last 10 years, the building regulations may have required your home to be tightly built for energy efficiency.  But that same tightness can also restrict the intake of fresh air and trap potentially hazardous indoor air pollutants, such as humidity, dry air, wood material off-gassing, cleaning agents, radon, carbon monoxide/dioxide and odors from people themselves.  One way to improve indoor air flow and protect your heating power is to install a ventilator that helps your family breaths easier during spring season by adding fresh, pre-filtered outdoor air to your home.  Furnace energy efficiency remains unchanged, pollutants and humidity better controlled.


Lack of humidity control can keep a home damp and sticky, while excessive dryness can crack woodwork and antiques, or create static electricity or dry skin.  Humidifiers operate by the principle that vapor is created when warm dry air is blown over a water-soaked area or through evaporated steam from heat water.  As the vapor or steam circulates, the relative humidity rises in the living area.   You can control moisture to improve air quality at home.  A humidifier directs just the right amount of moisture vapor into furnace ducts for greater whole-house comfort and less static electricity with its quiet, energy-efficient operation and two capacity models make it right at home, anywhere.


Duct systems are used to distribute conditioned air throughout houses with forced-air heating and cooling systems.   A typical house will lose nearly 20 – 40 percent of the air moving through its duct system due to leaks, punctures, and poor duct connections with the results being higher utility bills.   Is it difficult keeping the house comfortable, seemingly forever resetting the thermostat?  A duct system that is well-designed, properly sealed and cleaned can make your home more comfortable, energy efficient, and safer.   Consult your dealer, who will assess your air-quality controls and provide you with the best options for you and the comfort of your family.

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