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Spring is Here and so are the Allergens

Spring AllergensDo you suffer from allergies? This gorgeous spring weather is difficult to appreciate when you're sneezing, coughing, and medicating yourself with antihistamines. The Greater Kansas City Area is notorious for its high quantity of allergens. The major players are mold spores, weed or weed pollens (especially ragweed), and tree pollen. This area is also home to several varieties of allergy-inducing grass: Bermuda, Timothy, fescue, rye, and orchard grass. Pollen counts rise beginning in March when the trees pollinate, and it only gets worse in the summer when the plants join in. This season can be extremely difficult if you have allergies, and you need a place to escape the allergens that trigger your symptoms. That's why it's important to keep the air inside your home clean and allergen-free.

The first step to creating a clean, allergen-free environment at home is to keep the allergens outside where they belong. Don't be tempted by the fresh spring air! Close your windows and doors tightly during high pollen count days. You can check your local weather service website to see a pollen forecast, but most allergy sufferers will already know how bad the pollen is by the severity of their symptoms.

Keeping your house sealed is an important first step, but you'll also need to ensure that your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is working at peak efficiency to filter your indoor air. You need to have your HVAC system evaluated and tuned up twice per year—once in the spring and once in the fall. Call the Olathe heating and cooling professionals at Davenport Services to schedule your spring checkup today. The spring checkup includes preventative maintenance and cleaning to ensure that your HVAC is filtering your indoor air effectively and efficiently.

Invest in a high quality micro allergen air filter; the most effective ones are made by Filtrete or 3M. Replace your air filter every few months—or even monthly during peak allergy season. A clean, fresh air filter removes most airborne allergens. Ask the Davenport heating and cooling professionals what size filter you need and have them show you how to install it. Once you know how to replace your air filter, it's extremely simple to do on your own anytime you notice a decrease in air quality.

You should have your air ducts cleaned regularly, especially if you suffer from allergies. Air ducts become choked with harmful contaminants like dust, mold, and pollen. The Olathe heating and cooling professionals at Davenport can clean your air ducts in just a couple of hours, and you'll notice an immediate improvement in air quality. There are additional benefits to a duct cleaning, such as a cleaner home (less dusting!) and the elimination of unpleasant odors. You'll also notice a reduction in your utility bill since duct cleaning helps your HVAC run more efficiently.

Founded in 1980, Davenport Service Company has provided "Customer First" service in Johnson County, Kansas for over three decades. We provide 24/7 emergency service, preventive maintenance service, and seasonal tune-ups for commercial and residential heating and air conditioning systems. If you're looking for a furnace tune-up in Olathe, call 913-441-2222 for hassle-free scheduling today!

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