During the winter, your home is like a fortress. Once in a while clean air comes in when you’re forced to open the front door. But, on a normal day, you keep your doors and windows tight, preventing true air circulation from ever really happening.

Then Spring comes along, and with it, sunshine, butterflies and birds chirping. With this resurgence of nature, the first reaction most folks in Raleigh, NC have is to open up those windows and get fresh air in.

Of course, it’s not all fresh air that’s coming into your home. With that fresh air comes pollen and other allergens. Couple that with the irritants that have built up in your home all winter long (including pet dander, dust, and more) and you can see why our homes are often times the source of our allergy-induced illnesses.

Luckily, you can find relief from this. Here’s how:

MAKE SURE YOUR AIR FILTRATION SYSTEM IS UP TO PAR

There’s no way around the realities of allergens and irritants. These things exist and we can’t rid the world of them. What we can do, however, is create a barrier in our homes to protect our family and pets from these irritants.

Using the most advanced air filtration technologies, you can drastically improve your home’s air quality. Sometimes all you need to breathe easier (and safer) is this air filtration system; sometimes you need a little bit more.

CONSIDER ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT TECHNOLOGY

You might not be that familiar with the use of ultraviolet light technology for your home, but studies show that it can reduce germs, bacteria, and allergens in the air by up to 99%. One of the most attractive features of UV technology is that, despite its effectiveness, it’s extremely affordable and straightforward to install.

A MUST – CARBON MONOXIDE MONITORING

Carbon monoxide is known as the silent killer, because it’s colorless and odorless. This gas will be released by a malfunctioning heating system and can be deadly. Without proper monitors, your home can fill up with carbon monoxide without you ever knowing.

That’s why it’s vital that you install a carbon monoxide sensor in your home. In the Spring, when windows are opened, you’re less at risk of poisoning than when you’re shuttered in during the winter. However, reports of carbon monoxide-related deaths and injuries occur all year long. Be safe, not sorry – have your heating and cooling specialist install a carbon monoxide monitor.

GET YOUR AIR QUALITY CHECKED BY THE PROFESSIONALS IN NC AND VA

One of the best ways to determine your home’s indoor air quality is to have it professionally checked by experts such as Comfort First. Our field technicians provide free estimates and second opinions for all types of repairs and replacements. We’ll help you determine the quality of your air and can present you with affordable yet effective strategies to help you and your family breathe easier at home.

Contact us today to learn more!