Can HVAC Maintenance Help Your Allergies?
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 stay allergen-free.
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