Solve Spring Allergies with Your HVAC System

Sniffing, sneezing, coughing and wheezing — spring allergies look and feel a little different for everyone. The one constant: you hate them and you’d do almost anything to get some relief. Here’s some news: your HVAC system can play a big part in solving or worsening your spring allergies.

Just like your fingerprints, your allergies are unique to you. However, we have a variety of solutions — both DIY and professional — that you can use to make sure your HVAC system keeps your spring allergies in check.

Fight back against spring allergies

Reducing Spring Allergies: Steps You Can Take

Spring is the allergy season for a reason. The pollen that sets flowers into bloom also sets your allergies ablaze. Inside or outside, you are susceptible. Many of those spring pollens that lead to all that sneezing and sniffing are airborne. So your HVAC is the perfect place to mount your defense against those pesky spring allergies.

Here’s how you can take charge:

Replace your filters regularly

Your HVAC system air filters can only clean the air so much before they become clogged. A clogged filter no longer does its job. You need to change your air filters regualrly to keep your home air healthy. Changing your filters every three to four months on average is sufficient for most homeowners.

If you’re noticing that your spring allergies are on overdrive, check your filter — you might be surprised by what you find.

keep your filters clean to fight spring allergies

Replace your filters more regularly than usual

Changing your filters every three to four months works for most homeowners. However every home and every set of spring allergies is different. You may find that during the spring you need to change your filters more often than other times during the year.

Filters are fairly cheap — and anything that keeps your spring allergies under control is good in our book.

Keep debris out of/away from your AC unit

While your HVAC systems has built-in filters to keep air clean, you can do yourself a favor by keeping your outdoor AC unit free of debris and filth. Think about it this way: if you can visibly see the pollen coating your AC unit, then consider just how much of that pollen is making its way INTO your home.

A One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning AC tuneup can keep your AC running — and running efficiently to boot. In addition to those big picture benefits, the basic AC cleaning can keep your AC clean as well as powerful.

Keep your AC system clean to limit spring allergies

Install a MicroPower Guard

This powerhouse air cleaning system makes your air healthier anytime of the year. However, since spring brings the greatest volume of indoor air pollution, the need for MicroPower Guard is greatest right now.

An average filter (that has been changed frequently) is sufficient for many people. However, those average filters don’t even come close to the MicroPower Guard.

  • An average filter pulls about 50% of the particles out of the air
  • A MicroPower Guard pulls 97% of particles out of the air

Long story short: if you’re suffering from spring allergies and the DIY approach isn’t helping you, bring out One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning to discuss a MicroPower Guard.

Fight Year-Round Allergies with Professional Duct Cleaning

Sometimes spring allergies aren’t the catalyst behind your sneezing, sniffing, itching and wheezing. If you have dusty, never-cleaned air ducts, you may be living in a dusty allergy epicenter.


Unfortunately if you have filthy air ducts, there is no DIY option. You may need some professional spring cleaning. A professional air duct cleaning can mean you enjoy a healthier home — and less allergies — year round.

Contact One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning to discuss an AC tuneup, MicroPower Guard and professional air duct cleaning.

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