3 Ways to Allergy-Proof Your Home This Spring
Millions of Americans suffer from seasonal allergies, and this isn’t just a problem for those who love the outdoors. Research has shown that the air indoors can actually be up to five times worse than the air outside. The main culprit may be your HVAC system. So what can be done to make the home a safer place for allergy sufferers this spring?
Having Your Air Ducts Cleaned
Getting the air ducts of your HVAC system cleaned by a certified HVAC professional will eliminate any build-up of dust, pet dander, pollen, or mold.
Removing all those contaminants from the system will also keep them from re-entering your home, which will greatly improve the air quality and prevent allergy symptoms from getting worse. A trained professional will use special vacuums and brushes to thoroughly clean all the ducts and parts of your HVAC system. This deep cleaning will take several hours if done right, and should include the whole ventilation system.
Regular Maintenance of Your HVAC System
It is very important to schedule regular professional maintenance of your HVAC system to make sure everything is in proper working order. This is essential in keeping the home a safe-haven for allergy-sufferers, especially in the spring time when the pollen count is at its peak.
A professional can identify any problems that will affect the quality of the air in the home and adjust the system to help keep it working great. They will also be able to check if there is any damage or leaks in the system. If the HVAC system is not tuned-up regularly it could become inefficient at removing dust and mold spores from the home, thereby making allergy symptoms worse.
Air Filter Replacement
Having fresh air filters in your HVAC system will help to sift out contaminants in your home’s air. Dirty filters can contribute to allergy symptoms, especially in children, and so it is vital to have the filters of your system changed on a regular basis. It is also important to have properly fitting air filters and the right kind of filters for your particular HVAC system. A professional will know exactly what type of filter will work best for your system and will know how to install it correctly.
Not only can all of these steps help to allergy-proof your home, they can also help to lower energy bills and improve the efficiency of your HVAC system in order to keep your house feeling comfortable all year long.
Constantly sneezing in your La Grange home? Call Allan E. Power Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling at (708) 352-1670 today, and breathe in the fresh air.