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Breathe Easier This Spring

Spring is on the way! If venturing outdoors leaves you feeling congested and miserable, we don’t need to tell you that spring also marks the beginning of allergy season. Although spending time outdoors may make your eyes watery and your throat scratchy you shouldn’t have to suffer inside your home. Here are a few tips to help you breathe easier indoors this spring.

Start Your Spring Cleaning

Cleaning might be the last thing you feel like doing when fighting allergy symptoms, but it’s a must. Getting into those overlooked areas and getting rid of dust, dirt and cobwebs that are missed during regular cleaning will help relieve allergy symptoms. Dry mopping floors to remove dirt, dust, pet hair and other allergens tracked in from outdoors is also helpful in removing allergens from your home. Spring is also the perfect time to wash pillows, comforters and drapes to remove dust mites.

Keep Those Windows Closed

As temperatures warm up you may be tempted to open the windows and let fresh air in, but for those suffering from allergies this is a bad idea. Blooming flowers and trees mean lots of pollen in the air, which will enter your home through your open windows. To achieve fresh air, try using an air purifier or air cleaner in your home. It will remove pollutants and allergens and kill bacteria, viruses and mold spores making your air easier to breathe.

Add a UV Lamp

Another option for cleaning your indoor air is to add a UV lamp to your HVAC system. Bacteria and mold often grow in and around systems and can then be distributed throughout your home. UV lamps effectively destroy bacteria before they can spread, leaving you with fewer allergens to worry about.


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For additional information on air cleaners, air purifiers and UV lamps contact contact Munro Heating and Air today by calling (484) 932-8374.









Is Your HVAC System Causing Your Sleep Troubles?

Sleep is an extremely important factor in your health. Sleep is how your body recovers and repairs itself each day. If you are having trouble sleeping or are looking to improve your sleep experience look no further than your home’s HVAC system.



According to the National Sleep Foundation, the body sleeps best when the temperature is between 60 and 67 degrees. Keeping your bedroom within this temperature range isn’t difficult to do during the winter when weather is cooler but becomes more challenging in the summer when temperatures are warmer. Using fans and a zone-control air conditioning system are just two things you can do to help. A zone controlled system allows you to set different temperatures in different rooms. This means you can lower the temperature in your bedroom without dropping the temperature in the rest of your home saving you money on your energy bill.


Creating a Breeze

Creating air movement in a room also helps with making a space feel cooler and help you breathe more easily. Opening a window or turning on a fan are two easy ways to create a breeze in your space. Fans also create white noise helping to block out other nighttime noises that may wake you up otherwise.



When the humidity in a space is too high, the air can feel thick and muggy making it hard to breathe and even harder to relax and fall asleep. Humid rooms can also attract insects like bed bugs and promote mold growth that can mess with your respiratory system. On the flip side, a room with too little humidity can cause scratchy nasal passages, sore throat, dry and itchy skin which can keep you up at night. The humidity level in your home should stay between 40%-50%. If the level in your space is off, using a humidifier or dehumidifier can help you get things into the ideal range.


Air Quality

Your indoor air quality is important for your health and can affect your sleep in different ways. Poor air quality can trigger asthma attacks and inflame your allergies. It’s difficult to get a good night’s rest if you are up sneezing and coughing all night. An easy way to combat symptoms is to change out your system’s air filters often. Using an air purifier in your home can also help remove pollutants and allergens and kill bacteria, viruses and mold spores making your air easier to breathe.


Address HVAC Noises

A noisy HVAC can affect your rest, especially if you are a light sleeper. Not only can loud noises be very disruptive, but sounds that are louder than a slight hum can also indicate an underlying issue, an older unit, or a unit that is on the verge of breaking down. New or strange noises can be an indication that it’s time to have your system checked before a larger problem arises.


Don’t let your HVAC system keep you up at night. For additional information on split systems, humidifiers and dehumidifiers contact contact Munro Heating and Air today by calling (484) 932-8374.