It’s springtime again – finally – in Ottawa!

Spring brings us flowers (Tulip Festival, anyone?!), blue skies (after those April showers) and the ability to spend quality time outdoors.

For allergy sufferers, however, spring can also mean a host of health-rated issues – both outdoors and indoors.

While we sadly can’t help with your outdoor air allergies, with things like pollen and ragweed, Advanced HVAC in Ottawa can help make the air you breathe in your home or office less allergy-prone.

Allergies & Indoor Air Quality

child suffers from allergies sneezesThe outdoors can be full of things that trigger allergies – such as plants and flowers that produce pollen and even mold spores.

While you can limit the amount of time you spend outside, it’s even worse if you are exposed to allergens at home or at work.

That’s why Indoor Air Quality is important for everyone – you, your family or your work team – but especially for allergy sufferers.

People with allergies know all to well the dangers and potential allergy triggers that are all around us. When indoors, these allergens include:

  • Mold
  • Dust
  • Pet Dander

… and many others.

These detriments to indoor air quality can cause a wide range of health issues, especially for family members in the home – or staff at work – who suffer from allergies.

What You Can Do to Help Prevent Allergy Triggers Indoors

man suffering from allergies checks HVACThe good news is that, unlike outdoor allergies where the only solution is to limit the amount of time you spend outside, allergies caused by indoor air quality issues can largely be mitigated or prevented.

Your first priority will be to identify what could be causing your allergies.

If you have not been to see an allergy specialist, we recommend doing so. Your family doctor or general practitioner can refer you for an allergy test. If you live in Ottawa and suffer from allergies, these allergy tests and doctor visits are generally covered under OHIP.

Once you have identified the allergen(s) causing your allergies to act up at home or at work, the next step is to go right to the source and find where the allergy triggers are occurring.

If you are allergic to dust and/or mold, for example, these are factors that can be controlled by taking steps to improve your indoor air quality.

Test Your Indoor Air Quality & Improve the Air You Breathe

man breathing in clean air at homeThere are tests on the market that can help detect harmful levels of allergens in your home.

Even better, there are a number of solutions for allergy sufferers, particularly when it comes to home HVAC products.

At Advanced HVAC we help clients with allergies in Ottawa through products such as:

  • Air Purifiers
  • Humidifiers
  • Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRV)
  • Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERV)

When used on their own or in tandem, depending on the type(s) of allergy(ies) you may have, these HVAC products can help reduce the amount of allergens in your indoor air at home or in the office.

There’s no need to suffer anymore with allergies caused by poor indoor air quality.

Talk to Advanced HVAC today about how we can help make the indoor air quality in your home or office better for you and your family or staff to breathe.