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Is Your HVAC System Amplifying Your Allergy Issues In Your Phoenix Home?

February is already over, and spring is here in Phoenix. With the return of spring comes the dreaded allergy season. YUCK!! Although allergens such as pollen, dust, and pollution can be found in the Valley any time of the year, springtime presents a particular problem. The spring months begin weed season, grass pollination and tree pollination. The increase in pollen causes a spike in allergies in Phoenix; this is why the months to come are known as allergy season. With allergy season comes coughing, sneezing, itchy eyes and dry skin. The unfortunate thing is the weather is excellent, and many of us want to get outside and explore. However, for some of us, this can be a miserable time as we deal with the daily issues that allergies can bring. If you find yourself having allergy attacks even within the walls of your own home, there may be a bigger problem worth investigating.

There are several possibilities that your HVAC system might be releasing pollutants into your home, which can lead to headaches, fatigue, lung irritation, and terrible odors. Forrest Anderson has a few tips to help you breathe a little easier this spring.

HVAC Filters Could Be the Cause

HVAC filters are made and used to help keep and capture debris to improve the air quality in your home. There is a catch when using HVAC filters... they don't last forever. If you don't clean and replace the filters regularly, they will become saturated with allergens, which will blow and land throughout your home. We recommend replacing or cleaning your HVAC filters every month for the best performance.

The Air in Your Home is Stagnant

We are coming upon a time of bliss in terms of weather here in Arizona. Many throughout the Valley are used to leaving their doors open and the AC off during the spring months. While the weather is gorgeous at this time of year, it is still important to run your AC occasionally.

Most of the homes in the Phoenix area are well insulated, and by not running your AC for several weeks or months, it can lead to an excessive amount of pollutants and contaminants with nowhere to escape. This situation causes the air in your home to become stagnant and provides an excellent environment for allergies to thrive.

HVAC System Could Be Hiding Mildew

Mildew and mold love dark and damp places. Your HVAC system can be a hotbed for this excess bacteria, especially in places that are hard to get to. If you don't regularly rid the system of the excess humidity, when turning on your AC, it could blow all that excess bacteria throughout your home. This could lead to an allergy explosion!

Take Steps to Purify your Home With Air Scrubber Plus Technology

With ActivePure® Technology, you can go beyond traditional air purification systems by not only eliminating stale odors and reducing dust, but actually eliminating harmful contaminants* in the air and on the surfaces of your home. It can help reduce exposure to common bacteria and viruses and their effects upon your health and wellness. It is proven to be effective against MRSA, E. coli, H1N1 and other illness-causing bacteria and viruses. Unlike air filters that are passive – Air Scrubber Plus® actively treats the air by continually sending out ActivePure scrubbers throughout your home to significantly reduce chemicals, dangerous contaminants, mold, odors, and pollutants in the air.

Air Scrubber Plus is a seamless, fully integrated, 24/7 whole-home air purification system.

Contact us today to learn more about bringing this revolutionary air cleaning product to your family.

By implementing a purification system, you can reduce the pollutants in your home dramatically.

If you are tired of coughing and sneezing during the spring, having a clean HVAC unit coupled with a home purification system can save you headaches and tissues. Need help maintaining your HVAC unit or want to install a home purification system? Contact Forrest Anderson Plumbing and Air Conditioning, INC. at 623.780.4060 or visit us online at

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