Tips to breathe easier during National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

AAFA_NAAAM_14It’s spring, and while enjoyable weather is cause for celebration, for many it also means a runny nose, itchy throat, scratchy cough and/or wheezing. According to the National Asthma and Allergy Foundation the month of May is peak season for asthma and allergy sufferers. We spend a lot of time indoors and your indoor air quality (IAQ) can create triggers that aggravate asthma and allergy symptoms. Our team at American Comfort’s One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning offers these tips to help:

Spring Cleaning

Dust and clean your home frequently. Wash bed linens and clothing weekly in hot water to kill bacteria and dust mites. Use allergy-proof mattress and pillow covers. It may be a tough call for pet parents who give furry loved ones run of the house, but keeping dogs and cats out of bedrooms can help, especially bedrooms used by those who suffer the most from allergies or asthma. Employ ecofriendly controls against insects, pests and rodents. And complete any painting and air out your home before the peak season forces you to close the windows.

Tune Up Time

Have your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system tuned up. A trained technician can clean and inspect your unit, coils and drain pans. Replace HVAC filters monthly or as required by your system’s manufacturer. A clean filter helps trap dust and pollutants and helps your system operate more efficiently. Ask your technician if a state-of-the-art UV Sterilization unit would be a good fit for your system. We currently offer a $79 A/C Tune Up for new customers. We use infared cameras when conducting HVAC inspections, and this technology sets us apart from competitors who still use flashlights and mirrors. Our technicians are better at diagnosing problems, and can easily show homeowners any problems uncovered.

IAQ and Ductwork

Our highly trained and knowledgeable professionals can upgrade your air filtration system and seal leaky duct work with improved indoor air quality and efficiency in mind. We offer many services like duct cleaning to help remove contaminants and offer duct repairs and upgrades to meet new building codes.

For more on what can be done to improve indoor air quality during asthma and allergy season contact us today! We will be happy to answer any and all of your questions: North and Northwest Chicago suburbs, call 773-295-2970 or 847-296-3444. In Dupage County, call 630-246-2199. Contact us online here.

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American Comfort’s One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning has served the Chicago area for 65 years. We are obsessed with providing the absolute best customer experience possible. See our reviews! We provide complete residential HVAC service, repairs and installation. Our guarantees are the best in the industry, including “Always on time…or you don’t pay a dime!”. For commercial HVAC needs, visit American Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning.

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