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How To Prepare Your HVAC System for Allergy Season in Yakima & the Tri-Cities

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Spring in Yakima and the Tri-Cities area is beautiful, bringing budding flowers and new growth. Unfortunately, it also brings higher pollen counts that can wreak havoc on those who suffer from seasonal allergies. If you or your loved ones deal with allergies, this season can be long and uncomfortable.

Fortunately, there are ways to help keep your home clean of contaminants and minimize your allergy symptoms indoors. It all starts with a properly working HVAC system that can help reduce your home’s allergen levels. At Campbell & Company, our heating and cooling experts are here to help you learn how to prepare your HVAC system for allergy season in Yakima and the Tri-Cities.

Allergy Season in the Tri-Cities

When spring arrives in the Tri-Cities and the surrounding areas, so do seasonal allergies. Due to the dry, arid, and windy climate, this area tends to be a bad spot for allergy sufferers as pollen gets easily spread around. Trees like sycamore, willow, walnut, juniper, mulberry, and ash are common culprits for allergies in the Yakima area, and their spring spores can cause watering and itchy eyes and nasal irritation.

Each year, allergy season seems to start earlier and last longer, even extending into some of the summer months. That’s when common allergen grasses bloom. These grasses, including Bermuda, bluegrass, bent, and fescue grasses, can also cause exacerbated allergy symptoms.

How To Prep Your HVAC System for Allergy Season

Luckily for allergy sufferers in Yakima and the Tri-Cities, there are ways to help alleviate allergy symptoms and reduce airborne allergens in your home. Some simple HVAC preparation and indoor air quality services can go a long way toward making your home more comfortable during allergy season. Follow these tips to help alleviate your allergies:

Replace Air Filters

Changing the filters in your HVAC system should be part of your routine household maintenance already, but especially during allergy season. When you replace the air filters in your HVAC system at the beginning of allergy season and regularly throughout it, it gives a better opportunity for your HVAC system to trap and eliminate airborne allergens from the air in your home. This helps keep your air cleaner and more comfortable to breathe.

clean vs dirty air filters

Clean Your Vents

The vents in your home are magnets for dust. Plus, they’re an often-overlooked place to clean. This combination can cause them to be a place where allergens and contaminants gather, thus making your allergies worse. Make sure to give the vents in your Yakima or Tri-Cities home a deep clean to help ease seasonal allergies.

Have Your Ducts Cleaned

Dust can settle in your air ducts. As your heating and air conditioning systems run, the circulating air can pull dust and other airborne irritants from your ducts and into your home.

For people with allergies, getting a professional duct cleaning before allergy season can help lower the number of allergens that build up in your ducts and ease allergy flare-ups.

before and and after of duct cleaning of clogged ductwork

Control the Humidity

Dry air can worsen allergy symptoms, so the Tri-Cities’ weather is not always ideal. Instead, having a slightly higher humidity level in your home can be more comfortable for people with allergies. Consider using portable humidifiers or having a whole-home steam humidifier installed by the HVAC experts at Campbell & Company. This will help to keep your home’s humidity levels in the ideal range and lessen symptoms related to your allergies.

Choose Campbell & Company for HVAC Services

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In Yakima and the Tri-Cities, Campbell & Company is ready to help make allergy season more bearable. We offer comprehensive HVAC maintenance and other heating, air conditioning, and air quality services to help you be more comfortable in your home.

Our family-operated company has been helping homeowners care for their homes since 1983. We’re the area’s go-to experts and nationally recognized industry leader for our superior workmanship and customer service. Trust our team of fully licensed and insured technicians to get your HVAC system ready for allergy season in Yakima and the Tri-Cities.

Schedule HVAC services in Yakima or the Tri-Cities area today by calling Campbell & Company at 509-545-9848.

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