Amazing things happen throughout Cook and Lake counties in the spring and early summer. Bare trees start to grow new leaves. The sun starts to shine. Sweaters are put away while tank tops fly off store shelves. Then your nose may start to run. Your eyes may water. You may hear more coughing in your home than you did during flu season. Allergy season is upon us, and experts are predicting a lot of sniffling and sneezing for Illinois allergy sufferers in 2017. There are also many other allergens swirling through the air in our area, so take a moment to learn what you can do to eliminate unnecessary suffering for your household.

Create a Detailed, Efficient Plan

When asked for tips to beat springtime allergies, "call your heating and cooling professional" is always the first tip that comes to mind for our experts. This is a critical first step because you and your loved ones spend a lot of time at home. You may feel like you’re escaping the polluted air when you enter that home, but it’s likely that your air is just as problematic as the outdoor air.

With proper air quality testing, a thorough HVAC system inspection and potentially a thorough cleaning session for your vents, you will take the first step to rid your home of pollutants. Add a long-term plan to keep your indoor air pure, and you can beat the pollutants that cause those runny noses, itchy eyes and scratchy throats.

Equip Your Home to Combat Allergens

Once you have a clean heating and air conditioning system, you’re ready to stop air pollutants from entering your home from the outside. Installing an air purifier that is powerful enough to treat the air throughout your home is a good start.

You may also want to monitor the Allergy Forecast Map online so that you know when pollen counts are high in northeastern Illinois. Keeping your windows and doors closed and limiting your time outdoors can help keep the pollen outside.

If you haven’t had your home tested for air purity or you’re interested in installing an air purifier, learn more about our air quality control services today. You can also call our experts at (847) 388-0316.

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