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Get a Jump on Montana’s Allergy Season


Montana is home to many types of plants, grasses, trees, and vegetation that contribute to our beautiful and iconic scenery. There’s no doubt that Montana is one of the most beautiful states in the entire US! But all that vegetation can wreak havoc on allergies and hay fever. 

Now that spring is here, you or someone in your household may be suffering from allergy symptoms. Although there’s not much you can do to avoid allergens when you go outside, there are certainly steps you can take in your home to combat their effects. Read on to learn about our whole-house solutions to indoor air quality which is compromised by common allergens.

What Allergens Are in the Montana Air?

In Montana, allergy season usually begins in late March as pollen levels sharply increase. There are a number of allergens that contribute to poor indoor air quality (IAQ). These include:

  • Ryegrass, bluegrass, Timothy grass, and orchard grass
  • Sagebrush, wormwood, and ragweed
  • Cedar, maple, ash, and willow trees
  • Mold spores, dirt, and dust

How Do These Get Into My Home?

You may be wondering how outdoor allergens such as pollen and mold spores even get into your home in the first place. Here’s how they make their way into your home.

  • Open doors and windows: It’s natural to want to let in fresh spring air after being cooped up all winter but outdoor allergens can easily drift inside.
  • HVAC system: Allergens can infiltrate your HVAC system via air intake vents, open doors and windows, and holes and leaks in ductwork. As your HVAC system runs, it redistributes the allergens throughout the home in a vicious cycle.
  • Pets and people: As your pets and family members go outside and return home, they bring allergens back via fur, paws, clothes, and shoes.

How Can I Reduce Allergens in My Home?

The first step is to contact us for indoor air quality services. We’ll start with indoor air quality testing in Gallatin County, MT. We’ll be able to determine exactly how allergens are infiltration your home and how polluted your indoor air is. From there, you’ll have options based on our findings such as:

  • Air Filtration Systems: For many homes, air filter installations into the ventilation system will manage the pollutants circulating in the home. Filters trap particles with fiber mesh or other media and are easy to maintain.
  • Air Purifiers: Electronic air purifiers are capable of capturing very small particles including pollen and mold spores. UV air purifiers can even get rid of microorganisms such as viruses and bacteria.
  • Energy and Heat Recovery Ventilators: These systems are ideal for bringing fresh air into your home without compromising either your indoor air quality or utility bills. These ventilation devices pre-heat and pre-cool the fresh that is air brought into your home.

Our indoor air quality solutions are beneficial not just to allergy sufferers, but to everyone in your home. Contact us today to learn how we can help boost your home’s indoor air quality.

Contact Ambient Air Solutions today for professional indoor air quality testing in Gallatin County, MT. Simplifying Heating & Cooling!

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