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Fighting Fall Allergens: Is Your Indoor Air Quality Ready for the New Season?

Woman outdoors sneezes near fall leaves
Woman outdoors sneezes near fall leaves

Along with beautiful foliage, cooler temperatures and pumpkin spice lattes, fall brings the one thing we don’t welcome: seasonal allergies. It’s that time of year for constant sneezing, runny noses and itchy, watery eyes. Beyond medications, what can be done to combat this annual annoyance? MTB Mechanical offers a few tips that are in your control, helping you fight allergies by improving the air quality in your home. 

We call them the “4 C’s of Better Indoor Air Quality”:

Clean your home regularly.

Nobody loves housework, of course, but weekly vacuuming and dusting can make a huge difference in reducing the dust and allergens floating around your home. A few extra steps will help, including vacuuming your couch, washing bedding, removing items from bookshelves that gather more dust, and spot-cleaning areas where your pets congregate.

Change your air filters.

These are your first lines of defense, catching dust, dander and other particles before they enter your home. Filters can quickly become full or clogged, minimizing any protection. We know it can be easy to overlook routine changing of your filters. That’s why we offer free email reminders on a monthly or quarterly basis. Sign up today, and it’s one less thing to worry about. 

Check your shoes.

That’s right — your shoes could be making your allergies worse. A surprising number of allergens from your driveway, walkway and lawn are tracked inside without a second thought. Make it a habit to take off your shoes before you come inside. If you enjoy gardening or just being out in the yard, designate a pair of “outside shoes” that can easily be slipped on and off outside your door. 

Consider an air purification system.

MTB offers air quality solutions that are safe, proven and reliable. The HALO-LED™ Whole Home In-Duct Air Purifier is the industry’s first LED in-duct, whole home air purification system. It works with your existing HVAC system to treat every cubic inch of space, reducing airborne and surface contaminants and pollutants through powerful LED technology. If you’ve been wondering about the benefits of an air purification system, now is the perfect time to talk to MTB. We’re offering a special on the HALO-LED for a limited time. 

At MTB, we focus on the Science of Comfort, and are here with solutions for better indoor air quality for your home and your family. Schedule an appointment online today, or give us a call at (704) 459-4066 .

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