4 Tips to Make Breathing Easy This Spring

Dust Contaminants

MISHAWAKA/FORT WAYNE/PLYMOUTH, IN; ST. JOSEPH/NILES, MI — If you are a homeowner in our area and notice you are dusting more and more to keep your home clean, there may be a reason.

Your home may be circulating bacteria, fungi, smoke, lint, animal dander, dust and dust mites, pollen, cooking grease and other contaminants through your heating and cooling system.

Homes are built much tighter than in previous eras, so families don’t experience air leaks in or out – especially in winter. The downside to modern efficiency is homes becoming a petri dish for bacteria and viruses, making family members, particularly those with allergies, asthma or respiratory illness, sick.

In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found indoor air is as much as 10 times more polluted than outdoor air. And allergy and asthma experts estimate that nearly half of all illnesses are caused by poor indoor quality.

Improving the air quality in your home can keep those upcoming springtime allergies at bay.

  1. The first and best thing you can do is install a high-efficiency air conditioner with a whole-house dehumidifier. Less moisture equals less bacteria and mold growth.
  2. Next, a quality air purifier will help keep indoor air clean and fresh. For example, hospitals use HEPA air purifiers to maximize sanitary conditions. These air purifiers can keep out: Dust, dust mites, bacteria, animal dander, pollen and mold.

Home air filtration systems are an easy and economical solution and there are many types of products on the market. Ask your HVAC professional for options.

  1. An additional step is adding an ultraviolet (UV) air disinfection system to your air purifier system to maximize home air quality. These ultraviolet light rays kill even more unwanted organisms such as as viruses, bacteria and fungi that live in the air.
  2. Another great strategy for clean air in your home this spring is getting your ducts and dryer vents cleaned.

Home Comfort Experts uses highly trained technicians and state-of-the-art machinery to eliminate construction debris, dust mite feces, pet dander and even finds small objects that have fallen into ductwork over the years.

The Benefits of Clean Air in your Home:

Combat seasonal allergies.

Stop sickness from spreading to your family.

Neutralize smoke from wood stoves and even cigarette smoking.

Remove unpleasant odors.

Trap dust and airborne allergens from pets.


Contact Home Comfort Experts today. We work to ensure your home is comfortable at all times. Tell us the challenges you are facing and we will design a solution that resolves your issues while fitting into your budget. Be sure to ask about our other specials and learn more about our financing options.


Remember Home Comfort Experts is YOUR source for cooling, air quality and plumbing news! We can help!


Call to set a time for your reporter and photographer to ride for a few hours in one of our clean vans to see the inside of furnaces, duct and dryer vent cleaning, UV light germ-killing equipment and other highly visual HVAC events. 574.255.4600





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