How to Use Your HVAC to Relieve Seasonal Allergies

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When you think about your HVAC system, you probably value it for its ability to keep your home warm during winter. You may also use it to get the air moving on a stuffy summer day. However, there is another use for this important system in your home–to improve indoor air quality. Have you ever thought about how useful your HVAC can be to prevent or manage seasonal allergies?

HVAC and the Air You Breathe

When you think about it, it makes sense. The air you breathe is the same air that has been moving through your HVAC unit. So, if your unit is optimized for seasonal allergy reduction, you and your family will likely have fewer problems. Taking control of your HVAC is especially important for anyone with serious allergies or asthma.

 

What can you do?

While your HVAC offers some allergy benefits no matter what, it is possible to boost this, with a bit of effort. Consider these simple ways you can improve the allergy-fighting power of your unit.

  • Dust – Dust your unit and all vents regularly. This will keep these particles out of the air and reduce allergens that you or your family would otherwise breathe.
  • Maintain – A well-maintained unit will work more effectively on all fronts, including fighting seasonal allergies.
  • Check for Mold – One of the most common indoor allergens is mold. Check your unit for mold and consider having your ducts inspected or cleaned as well.
  • Use a Quality Filter – When you browse HVAC filters at the store, look at how effective they are against common allergens in your home. Homes with pets or significant dust may benefit from the best filters on the market.

 

Change Your Filter Regularly

The single most important thing you can do to help your HVAC control seasonal allergies is to change the filter regularly. Change this filter every six weeks, at a minimum, and more often if you have pets, smokers in the home or anyone has serious allergies. A new filter will keep the air clean and fresh, plus your HVAC will operate more efficiently too. What could be better than that?

If you have any questions or concerns about your HVAC or you would like more information about how it can be optimized for the best possible indoor air quality, contact us at Klebs Mechanical today. We do more than just install and repair HVAC units, we can assist you with maintenance that keeps them running smoothly and more effectively. Our experienced team of technicians is ready to help you!