Many people get excited about the fall season approaching, but for allergy sufferers, it can be some of the hardest months of the year. To help you minimize the effects of fall allergies indoors, we’ve put together a few HVAC system tips for you to follow.
Schedule Regular Maintenance
Since your HVAC system recycles your air and redistributes it throughout your home, it’s important that the equipment is running at optimal performance levels. You should schedule regular maintenance tune ups with a qualified HVAC technician to ensure proper operation throughout the year.
Have Your Air Filter Checked
Air filters do a great job in capturing debris so that it doesn’t re-enter your air. When you have your system tune up, the technician will change the filter and then give his or her professional opinion on how often it should be replaced depending on the type of filter that you use in your home.
Consider A Whole-Home Air Purifier
Your HVAC equipment’s filter often can’t catch all of the air pollutants that are causing fall allergies because it’s primarily focused in a single room. The installation of a whole-home air purifier will remove a larger number of pollutants, and will do so for every room in your home.
Clean Your Air Ducts
When dust and debris collect in your air ducts, these contaminants get circulated over time to various areas in your home. Cleaning out the ducts from time to time will cut down on the pollutants in the air, which may reduce the severity of fall allergies.
Check for Mold Growth
Whether you already suffer from a respiratory issue or not, mold growth can irritate your lungs and sinuses. Make sure that you don’t leave any standing water around your home, and especially check the bathroom on a regular basis and dry up any spots immediately after use.
If you’d like more assistance with lessening the effect of fall allergies through the use of your HVAC system, be sure to contact the friendly professionals at Jackson & Sons.HVAC Guide: Ventilation Terms » « Preventing Mold During Mold Awareness Month