Indoor allergens, such as pet dander, mold, chemicals, and dust, can circulate
around your house through your HVAC system. When your system is not in
use, the allergen particles can build up in vents. When you start your
system again, and as the weather begins to change, these allergens can
be released into your home. This can make your allergy symptoms worsen,
and leave you reaching for the nearest tissue box. So what can you do
to help fight this problem?
The answer is quite simple: Clean your HVAC system. This includes the ducts,
filters, vents, and intakes. Your HVAC professional can prepare your system
to be switched on again with a thorough cleaning. Cleaning your system
early before you turn it on will have the greatest affect on your allergies.
If you run your HVAC system before it has been cleaned, you will spread
the allergens through your home. The HVAC technician should also check
your ducts for mold growth.
Be sure to regularly check your filters, and replace or clean them when
needed. This routine maintenance can go a long way in keeping your home
allergen-free. Filters should be maintained every 30 to 60 days. You can
also help maintain a clean system in between services by cleaning around
your indoor unit and keeping any intakes dust-free.
A humidifier may be a welcome addition to an allergy sufferer’s home.
These devices increase the humidity in your home, bringing relief to dry
nasal passages. Increasing the humidity in your home can also reduce dust
mite activity by making your home inhospitable to them.
Your HVAC professional can keep your system clean and functioning well
with regular cleanings and maintenance. Contact your HVAC company to ask
about routine maintenance, and schedule an appointment to help your home
Our fully licensed and highly trained professionals at
Summers™ Plumbing Heating & Cooling have been serving your plumbing, heating, and cooling needs since 1969.
Our team of Indiana HVAC professionals can keep your
HVAC system in top shape, making your home a more comfortable place.
Contact Summers™ Plumbing Heating & Cooling to schedule a free estimate today!