HVAC Tips To Help Get You Through Allergy Season

05/01/2018

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With rising temperatures and the blooming flowers of spring always comes allergy season. This is the time of the year where symptoms like congestion, sneezing, and a runny nose can become quite frequent and make your daily routine more of a struggle than usual. While there isn’t much you can do about the outdoor allergens that are causing problems, there are some ways to limit your exposure inside the home by performing a few tasks on your HVAC system. Here are a few helpful tips to consider this spring:

  • New Filter: A great first step. Since these filters are designed to trap allergens and other particles, it’s a good idea to change out the air filter at the beginning of each season. There are a variety of different filters you can choose from, but it’s always best to buy the best one you can so it’s the most effective.

  • Clean Ducts & Vents: Because of the complexities involved, it’s best to let an HVAC professional handle this one. But it’s still a very important step in the process especially the ductwork which is tasked with making sure air travels through your home both effectively and efficiently.

  • Clean Your Systems: All you need is 15 spare minutes to clean your unit and clear the dust at its source. While you may be able to get away without cleaning more easily in other seasons, in spring the periodic cleaning is a must if you’re don’t want to be breathing in dust all day long.

  • Invest In Air Quality Products: Like filters, there are a number of products you can buy that will do even more to make sure you’re breathing in clean, fresh air. There are air purifiers that will destroy contaminants and other direct air particles, along with humidifiers, ventilators, and UV lamps as well.

  • Schedule HVAC Maintenance: The best possible thing you can do for your HVAC system is to purchase professional maintenance. This will not only boost your system in general, but getting tips and guidance from a professional can help you feel more confident in your maintenance abilities in the future.