3 Ways to Reduce Home Allergens

Ways to Reduce Home Allergens

Spring is here and so are seasonal allergies.

Airborne allergens are carried through the air and travel into your home, causing you and your family discomfort. Pollen, dust, and mold particles settle on surfaces then get picked up and travel through the air you breathe. This poor air quality can trigger allergic or asthmatic symptoms making high-allergy seasons unbearable.

It doesn’t have to be this way!

You can avoid the itchy eyes and stuffy nose this spring with proper HVAC maintenance.



Air purification systems are great for cleansing the air in your home and removing any allergens and contaminants. Unlike air filtration systems which trap particles and allow clean air to pass through, air purification systems sanitize the air and release elements to get rid of contaminants in the air.

For years hospitals have used ultraviolet (UV) lights on large, industrial-grade machines to decontaminate rooms. But did you know that versions of those same UV sanitation lights are available to consumers as well? The HomeShield™ UV Purification System can be a perfect addition to your home’s HVAC system that can remove indoor contaminants.

UV purification systems are an effective method of purifying your indoor air quality by emitting germicidal radiation into the surrounding air. This keeps your home free of dust particles, mold spores, animal hair, dander, pollen, dust mites, viruses and bacteria.

By installing a UV purification system, you can breathe easy and reduce the effects of seasonal allergies and other health issues in your home.

Luckily, Ignite Heating and Air Conditioning installs both air filtration and purification systems so you can have a double line of defence against home allergens.


Furnace filters are what keep the air that’s circulating throughout your home clean. You can determine how efficient your filter is at removing contaminants from the air by the Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) rating. The higher the MERV rating, the fewer particles can pass through the filter. High-quality furnace filters defend your home against small particles and improve the indoor air quality.


Dust mites and other common indoor allergens settle on surfaces including vents and registers. Dusting these surfaces will stop the allergens from circulating through your home and making allergy symptoms worse. To effectively remove allergens from vents and registers, regularly wipe them down with a damp rag so the particles are picked up and not kicked up into the air.



The air in your home is re-circulated an average of 5 to 7 times a day. This can cause a buildup of contaminants and allergens in the ductwork. When your heating and cooling systems turn on, these contaminants travel through the air and around your home. Air duct cleaning will help remove the buildup and limit the number of allergens that travel through the air you breathe. Just like cleaning your home will help with allergy season, so will cleaning your air. Schedule your duct cleaning services with Michael from Clean Air Solutions 780-484-7203.

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you know just how irritating it is to deal with allergens in your own home. Your home should be a place of comfort for you. It should also be a way to get away from the allergens in the air outside. You can attempt to limit the number of contaminants you carry in your home with small changes like vacuuming, dusting, and mopping frequently. While you can minimize the particles that enter your home, it is impossible to completely avoid them. Having Ignite Heating and Air Conditioning install an air purification or filtration system or UV purification system will clean the air in your home and defend against the particles that sneak into your home.


Contact us today at 780-916-4916 to learn more about our air purification and filtration system installation services.