June 24, 2019

When you think of McGowan's Heating & Air Conditioning, you probably think about us as a company that can keep the air in your home at the right temperature. For most of the year in the Jacksonville area, this means working with air conditioners. But, when it comes to your indoor climate, there’s more to it than just keeping things cool. You also want to think about the purity of the air you breathe. This is especially important if someone in your house has issues with allergies or asthma.

Common Household Impurities

There are all sorts of potential irritants that might be floating in the air. Many of the dust particles you see floating around are skin cells that have died and fallen off your body. When you cook with oil, small droplets can make it into the air. Cleaning and beauty care products release volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, into your environment. A house filled with impure air can give its residents headaches, sleeping problems, and breathing issues.

Allergy Season and Air Quality

Especially in the humid Florida summer, allergy season brings another group of irritants. Pollen from trees blows around in the spring. Pollen from grasses and weeds is produced in the summer. The humidity encourages household molds to grow and release their spores.

It also creates good breeding conditions for dust mites, whose residue can cause an allergic reaction. When these allergens are breathed in, you get the runny nose, itchy eyes, coughing, and breathing issues of a classic allergy attack.

Air Quality Solutions

Fortunately, McGowan's Heating & Air Conditioning can offer you some simple solutions to such allergy woes. At the most basic level, you’ll want to sweep and vacuum more frequently to remove dust and pollen. Dehumidifiers and air conditioning can help with the humidity levels in your house.

During allergy season, you’ll also want to change the filter on your furnace more frequently. We can provide more thorough solutions such as air purification systems that will remove impurities as air travels through your ductwork.

For all your home comfort needs, McGowan's Heating & Air Conditioning in Jacksonville is ready to help. We can handle your heating, cooling, and air quality systems. Contact us today to learn more.

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