How HVAC Helps Allergies
Whether it’s fall or spring, seasonal allergies are a pain. Between fatigue, stuffy nose, sneezing, and itchy eyes, it’s enough to make anyone crazy. Though there’s not too much you can do to change the outside air, you can utilize your HVAC system for better indoor air. Believe it or not, HVAC helps allergies. By following some of the tips below, you can turn your home into a safe haven from the outdoor allergens waiting for you.
Prevent Allergies by Changing Your Air Filter
The air filter is an MVP in the fight against allergies. All the air that circulates through your home eventually flows through the air filter where it is purified and recirculated. This is especially true when you use the proper air filter. While it’s true that not all air filters are created equal, the knowledgeable technicians for Moore Home Services can point you in the right direction when it comes to finding the best air filter for your needs.
Second most to choosing the right air filter is regularly changing it out. When used properly, air filters grab allergens out of the air so you can breathe easy. This means those particles are getting caught in your air filter. To keep your air free and clear, it’s essential to change your air filter regularly. Talk to your HVAC tech about how often you should replace air filters.
Update Your Ductwork
If you own an older home, chances are your ducts need to have some maintenance work done. Old and neglected ducts can suck in dust particles, and even mold, from the attic and distribute them throughout the main house. If you’re experiencing allergy symptoms at home, or you see any buildup around your air vents, chances are your ductwork needs to be patched or replaced. Another sign your ducts need work is if you’re smelling a musty or mildew odor coming from the vents.
Keep Your Humidity Under Control
Humidity can be a big trigger for some asthmatics. By keeping up with routine HVAC maintenance, you can help control the humidity levels in your home. Though an HVAC system alone won’t completely control and regulate the humidity in your home, it can help. By having an HVAC contractor routinely service your system, it’ll ensure your evaporator coils are clean, your fans are rotating at the correct speed, and your refrigerant charge is correct. All these can contribute to more humidity in the home.
Invest in An Air Scrubber
Indoor air pollution can be a big contributor to poor air quality and increased allergies. Fortunately, there is a tool that can help. An air scrubber is an added filter to your existing HVAC system, you don’t need to install any new systems. The air scrubber works by adding an extra layer of filtering to the air that goes through your system. It purifies indoor air by using special light waves and a catalytic process that removes dust particles. Moore Home Services can install an air scrubber to your existing HVAC system, just give us a call!
Want to Decrease Allergens in Your Home? Moore Home Services Can Help
Do you suspect your home is contributing to your allergies, or do you want to ease your seasonal allergies? Call Moore Home Services! We’re a diamond certified HVAC company proudly servicing the North Bay and Sacramento Counties. Our smart and friendly techs can help you with all your HVAC needs. Call our service center or fill out the form linked here to schedule an appointment to learn how HVAC helps allergies.