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If your family suffers from seasonal allergies, you know that summer in Savannah, Georgia, can be particularly sneeze-worthy. You may not be able to control allergens outdoors, but you can take a few easy steps to alleviate allergy symptoms in your home. From weed pollen to dust mites, discover four ways to beat summer allergens in Savannah.

Pet Dander

When the mercury rises, spending time outside might seem less pleasant than chilling out in your cool home. More time indoors tends to mean more exposure to allergens like pet dander, especially if your pets also stay inside to keep cool. To decrease the sniffling and sneezing, try replacing your HVAC filter as often as once a month. The McDevitt Air team recommends choosing a filter with a minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) rating between nine and 12 for optimal allergen elimination and HVAC efficiency. However, you shouldn’t exceed the manufacturer recommended MERV rating for your heating and cooling system.

Dust Mites

Extra indoor time can also lead to more exposure to dust mites throughout the summer. To reduce your family’s reactions to this common allergen, take your cleaning routine up a notch. Dust, mop, and vacuum thoroughly at least once a week. When combined with frequent HVAC filter changes, this strategy can address persistent dust problems.

Weed Pollen

Weed and grass pollen can be especially bad during the summer months, and not all HVAC filters have the power to remove this allergen from your home’s air supply. Our team typically recommends a high-tech solution like an Infinity Air Purifier GAPA, which can remove up to 95 percent of the contaminants circulating through your home.

Biological Growth

Summer weather often means excess moisture, which can contribute to biological growth in your home. Regular cleaning and good ventilation can help reduce your risk of exposure, but in some cases, your home may need help with humidity. Whole-home dehumidifiers can be effective tools for lowering moisture levels and eliminating biological growth.

Whether you’re in the market for an air purifier, an energy-recovery ventilator, or a whole-home dehumidifier, we have the indoor air quality components you need. Call the clean air experts at McDevitt Air today at 877-692-9402.

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