How Can Your HVAC System Alleviate Allergies?
Indoor allergies can make it hard to enjoy your home. Did you know that your HVAC system can help relieve many of the respiratory problems associated with indoor contaminants? Here’s how your heating and cooling system can support your family’s health.
Clean and Protect
HVAC systems use filters to keep indoor air free of foreign airborne contaminants. High-quality filters can reduce the number of some common irritants in your space.
- Pet Dander
- Dust Mites
- Mold Spores
- Insect droppings
The filters in your system clean the air on the way in. It also removes particulates that are already in the room as well. Heavy allergy sufferers may need additional filter systems.
Maintaining Your HVAC System for Allergy Relief
Filters should be changed frequently to keep indoor particulates under control. All systems should be regularly maintained. However, allergy sufferers should have their air conditioning units cleaned and serviced yearly. Moisture and small leaks can cause mildew to hide deep in your unit. Once airborne, these spores can aggravate sensitive immune systems.
- Clean filters can drastically reduce the number of pollutants in your indoor air. Keep other parts of the system working at peak capacity to get the most out of your HVAC.
- Have your air ducts professionally cleaned. Chunks of dust can collect in the seams and dips of your airways. These can become nests for pollutants to gather and continuously sprinkle your indoor space. Removing blockages and debris also makes your system more efficient, which saves you money on monthly power bills.
- A cool summer evening might tempt you to open all the windows and doors for some fresh air. Opening your home to the outdoors invites in new pathogens, bacteria, and other tiny invaders that can irritate your sinuses. Set your thermostat to maintain a steady indoor temperature, and let your air filters maintain your clean indoor air quality.
Do you need more personalized solutions to your indoor allergy issues? Contact Red Mountain Air Conditioning for help with your heating and cooling needs with several locations across the valley. Contact us today!