Pollen Season in Rhode Island and the Importance of HVAC Maintenance

Pollen Season in Rhode Island and the Importance of HVAC Maintenance

Springtime fills us with positive energy and optimism. At every beginning of the Spring season, we feel anew and ready to face everyday challenges. However, no matter the mood we find ourselves in, we always tend to avoid thorough housework. This is especially true when it comes to the HVAC maintenance duties. Even when we decide to go through the complete house-cleaning process, we leave our HVAC system unattended. This season, we should finally break away from this bad habit. So, why should we make such “radical” decision?

The coming of Spring signifies the beginning of pollen season and, according to AAFA (Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America), Providence is listed as third out of ten allergy capitals in 2019. This is bad news for Islanders who suffer from pollen-induced allergy. As the concentration of pollen in the air grows, most of them will begin to experience nasal irritation and, in the worst-case scenario – the hay fever. Paradoxically, by staying indoors, you could even aggravate your allergy symptoms. Why? Because your HVAC system might be working against you.

The problem with your HVAC is that pollen and other particles tend to get into different parts of the system. The moment you turn the HVAC on, the allergens get released in the air from where they easily get to your respiratory system. Finally, when inhaled, pollen causes the condition that is commonly known as pollinosis and recognized by the symptoms such as sneezing, watery eyes, congested nose, etc.

So, what is the best way to prevent the spreading of pollen via HVAC systems? First, there are several actions that you could undertake, without the assistance of professional HVAC cleaning team (you could check the air filters, thermostat or see if there are any power issues). However, at the end, you should leave it to professionals. For you piece of mind, contact the HVAC cleaning service in Rhode Island and schedule a full inspection. After the initial session, HVAC cleaning crew will inform you of the general condition of your HVAC system and suggest the next step. Usually, the following actions include:

1. Duct cleaning
2. Vent cleaning
3. Filter replacement

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