One reason so many people like living in Southern California is the warm, dry climate. For example, we’re sure you all have friends and neighbors who moved here years ago because of respiratory problems. In many cases, they came to the Inland Empire to escape the pollen and other allergens in places like the Midwest and South.
Sanborn’s Air Conditioning and Heating realizes many people with asthma and allergy problems benefit from the dry climate, but we still have to deal with winter allergies. Things like dust, dander, and pollen are pretty universal. The high desert can mean lots of dirt, dust, and sand. The famous (or infamous) Santa Ana winds can also carry pollen and mold spores from many miles away. Put it all together, and indoor air quality (IAQ) is just as important here as other locations in the country.
The problem is very real because studies show most of us spend the majority of our time inside. There is a variety of ways Sanborn’s can help with your winter allergy symptoms by improving the indoor air quality in your home:
- Humidification Systems
- Adding moisture to the air can help with your scratchy throat and dry, irritated nasal passages. It also helps reduce the spread of some germs and viruses, including the flu virus which likes drier air.
- Air Filtration
- Sanborn’s features one of the best, the Trane CleanEffects™ whole-house filtration system. It is far superior to the standard HVAC filters. It removes up to 99.98% of airborne particles, including many allergens.
- Ultraviolet Light Purification Systems
- When you step up to a UV purification system, you are taking a big step to protect your family’s health. Filters remove particles, but ultraviolet light actually kills bacteria and viruses. We feature the Honeywell UV system.
- QuietCool™ whole house fans
- Another key to improving indoor air quality is air circulation. A whole-house fan will completely change the air in the home dozens of times every hour. It is installed in the attic and draws in fresh air through open windows or vents and exhausts through the roof.
Poor indoor air quality in your Redlands, CA home is not just an issue of comfort. Research shows long-term exposure can lead to serious health problems. Don’t take the risk. Call your HVAC experts for San Bernardino, CA and all of the Inland Empire, Sanborn’s Air Conditioning and Heating. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to get more great information like this.