allergies, indoor air quality, IAQ, greiner, ca
May 17, 2018

Spring is finally here, bringing with it lush greenery, beautiful bright flowers, blossoming trees, and — for everyone with spring allergies — sneezing, itching, and watering eyes.

It’s not just the air outside that’s the problem. The air in your home can be two to five times more polluted than the air outdoors. This can lead to health problems, including worsened asthma and allergy symptoms.

There’s not much you can do about the great outdoors, but you can improve your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ) so that your allergy symptoms are greatly reduced or even eliminated while you’re there.

Take Steps to Improve Your IAQ

For better indoor air quality, we recommend these key steps:

  • Schedule an Energy Audit

It’s best to start with an energy audit — a complete analysis of your home that provides specific information about your home’s performance. An energy audit is the most efficient and cost effective way to find out which home improvements or upgrades will make a major difference in improving home comfort and lowering your energy bills.

  • Air Seal & Upgrade Your Insulation

Even newer homes can have leaks and gaps that let in outside air, which carries with it pollutants, allergens and mold-causing moisture. Air sealing closes all those gaps to keep conditioned air in and outside air out. Insulation goes a step further by providing your home with a thermal barrier, keeping your home cool in summer and warm in winter.

A well sealed and insulated home has healthier indoor air, is easier to cool and heat, and costs significantly less to keep comfortable year-round.

  • Improve Your Ventilation and Ductwork

Your ductwork functions much like the “lungs” of your home, distributing comfortable, conditioned air throughout. Ductwork issues such as poor design, leaking, and dirty ducts are more common that you might think. For better IAQ and more efficient home heating and cooling, be sure to have an expert inspect your ductwork for any issues.

Improve your IAQ with Greiner

Greiner Heating and Air Conditioning has been helping homeowners increase home energy efficiency and lower their energy bills for decades. We want you to have the safe and comfortable home you deserve.

Our whole-home approach ensures that nothing that will interfere with your comfort, so you and your family can enjoy the full benefits of excellent home performance.

Make your home a safe haven from allergens. Contact us to talk our IAQ experts today.

Finally breathe in your home again.

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