5 HVAC Tips to Help You Get Through Allergy Season
June 3, 2016
Flowers are blooming, temperatures are rising, and spring is in full effect. Yet, for some, spring goes by another name, and that name is “Allergy Season.” For many people, spring can be an awful experience that is filled with sneezing, sinus headaches, and severe allergy medicine. The rise in pollen, dust, and humidity is a potent combination that affects us all; but did you know that you can actually do a few simple things with your HVAC system to make your life better?
Knowing the struggles that many of our customers go through during springtime motivated us to write this blog and provide these simple tips to help you get through the rest of allergy season. In just a few minutes, you’ll have the knowledge to produce clean air in your home, and more importantly, make your allergies go away!
Get a New Air Filter
This is a common, easy, and simple tip that will help clear the air in your home. Honestly, if you haven’t already changed your air filter in your home, go do it now! The air filters in your home are designed to trap allergens and other particles, but they have a lifespan and after a while, they can become dirty. So, when each new season begins, a good way to keep the air in your home clean during the seasonal transition is to change the air filter. There are several different air filters to choose from, but making it a priority to consistently make sure your air filter is fresh and clean every new season is incredibly helpful to living an allergy free life.
Clean Return Ducts & Vents
This is a job that should be left to your local HVAC professionals considering its complexities; but with that being said, a clean duct system is very important to an allergy free life.
Your ductwork is important to making sure that air travels through your home effectively and efficiently. But, as time goes by, the air that is constantly cycled through your home will naturally build up dust and other particles in your ducts. If the dust in your ducts is not cleaned out, it will continue to be cycled through over and over and the air in your home will never be clean.Cleaning the ductwork is an important part of making sure the air you breathe is clean, and you’ll see that for yourself when you are allergy free!
Clean Your Systems!
Fifteen minutes can be the difference between you breathing easily and sneezing heavily, because fifteen minutes is all it will take to clean your indoor or outdoor unit. With a little bit of time, effort, and household tools, you can have a clean HVAC unit circulating air inside your home. Clearing the dust at the source of your home-comfort system will reduce the amount of allergens and debris that can begin to circulate through your home. For a time like spring, when pollen is in abundance, this is a must-do.
Invest in Indoor Air Quality Products
There are a number of products available that will make every breath of air you take feel fresh and clean. Air purifiers destroy contaminants and particles directly in the air, cleaning it firsthand. There are also air humidifiers, ventilators, and UV lamps that will immediately upgrade the quality of the air inside your home. And for someone who suffers from severe allergies every spring, these are great products that will upgrade your quality of life!
For more information on IAQ products and what fits your life, check out our website!
Schedule HVAC Maintenance
One of the best things anyone can do for their HVAC system is to purchase professional maintenance. This not only boosts the quality of air circulating in your home by reducing allergens and debris, but it also ensures your system continues to run effectively. A system that is taken care of runs effectively and is naturally clean. Regular maintenance for your HVAC goes a long way in providing relief for your allergy symptoms!
If you want to make sure your HVAC is in tip-top shape, schedule an appointment for maintenance today!