One of the most telling signs of poor indoor air quality is intense allergies. Unfortunately, the mountain cedar tree, which is quite common in Central Texas, produces a lot of allergens. MD Air Conditioning & Heating provides a variety of services and products that can help to alleviate some of your symptoms.

1. Indoor Air Purifiers or Humidifiers/Dehumidifiers

Indoor air purifiers work by pulling air through a number of filters that are designed to prevent allergenic particles from entering your home. Air purifiers ensure the air you’re breathing is clean and free of irritants. Purifiers can also remove odors, trap dust, neutralize smoke and remove a high percentage of other airborne bacteria.

Humidifiers and dehumidifiers can assist in improving indoor air quality as well. As their names suggest, a humidifier increases humidity while a dehumidifier decreases moisture levels. Each of these products can ease respiratory discomfort. MD Air Conditioning & Heating offers an IAQ assessment that can measure the number of airborne allergens within your San Antonio home.

2. UV Lights

UV lights improve indoor air quality by killing mold, mildew, spores, and bacteria that cause allergy symptoms. It’s also helpful in killing some of the allergens released by cedarwood. UV lights are used for sterilization and can be found in or installed into HVAC systems. When used properly, UV lights have the potential to significantly decrease the likelihood of organic bacterial growth within HVAC or filtration systems.

3. Extra Air Filters

Air filters placed in vents or areas of your home that are open to airflow can trap free-flying dust or cedar pollen particles. Air filters are similar to purifiers in the sense that they capture floating flecks of allergy-inducing substances.

Each of these methods is useful, but if you’re unsure about purchasing additional equipment or entirely replacing your HVAC system, reach out to a professional. At MD Air Conditioning & Heating, we provide a variety of services related to heating, cooling, and indoor air quality. Call us today to learn more.

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