Spring is a gorgeous time of year, but it also means an increase in allergy symptoms. If this is a troubling time for you, follow these simple HVAC tips to reduce the frequency of spring allergies:
Call an HVAC Technician
If your HVAC equipment begins to deteriorate, it won’t be as effective in removing allergens from the air. Scheduling a yearly visit with a qualified technician is a great way to ensure that the system is running properly and to extend the operational life span of the equipment.
Replace Filters As Needed
When air filters are doing their job at keeping allergens from recirculating into your air, they can quickly clog up and stop working. Keep them operating at maximum effectiveness by either cleaning or replacing them every one to three months, depending on the type that you use.
Pick Up a Dehumidifier
Moisture in the air can cause a great deal of stress for anyone who suffers from spring allergies. Using a dehumidifier will decrease the amount of moisture, which will cut down on mold growth and other problems, leaving the air free of both irritants and contaminants.
Remove Mold in Your Home
Mold growth can cause severe reactions for allergy sufferers. The best way to reduce the amount of mold in your home is to keep areas such as your bathroom and kitchen dry at all times by wiping up any water or spills and using exhaust fans.
Dust Your Home on a Regular Basis
Keeping your home free of dust is a simple way to cut down on the amount of allergens. The best way to do this is to use a microfiber cloth to remove irritants on a regular basis. This type of cloth does a better job at capturing the dust than a feather duster.
Maintaining good air quality is always the best way to reduce the occurrence and severity of spring allergies. For more expert advice on removing allergens, or if you have any other questions related to home comfort, don’t hesitate to ask the friendly professionals at CCAC. We’ve been servicing the local community of Coastal Bend nd the surrounding areas since 1979.