It’s always a treat when the outdoor weather is just right. However, if you have allergies, these months can be torture. But they don’t have to be!
You may not know this, but your HVAC system can actually help prevent spring allergies. Try these tactics to keep allergens out of your living areas.
Tips for Using Your Heating and Cooling System to Prevent Allergies
Control Dust Mites
These little pests love to collect on any available surface in your home. Give them less space to create a dirty environment. Make sure surfaces such as tabletops and shelves are uncluttered and are dusted weekly. Also, clean heating and cooling system registers and return vents to prevent recirculation of dust and dust mites that cause HVAC spring allergies. Use a dehumidifier to control humidity in your home. One of its benefits is a reduction in dust mites.
Eliminate Mold Growth
Dehumidifiers also reduce the opportunity for mold growth by eliminating excess moisture from the air. If mold growth is present in the home, spores can circulate with airflow, causing more spring allergies as the heating and cooling system increases exposure to this harmful contaminant.
Pollen, dirt and other outdoor allergens always end up in the house, no matter how careful you are. Don’t let them get into the air; vacuum your mats and carpets before the dirt can be scuffed up and swirl into your systems. Concerned about the number of contaminants? Ask your trusted HVAC provider about whole home filtration, media air cleaners and ultraviolet air purifiers.
Indoor Air Quality Assessment
Allergies and indoor air quality go hand in hand. Have you considered the quality of the air in your home? One easy way to improve it is with an Air Advice Indoor Air Quality Assessment for $179. We’ll detail any problems and offer solutions for improving your indoor air quality.
Your HVAC system is essentially the “lungs” of your home. Scheduling a tune up with a NATE-certified technician from Energy Savers is one of the most effective “spring cleaning” activities you can do to reduce spring allergies related to your air conditioning system. A qualified professional will inspect, clean, lubricate and test all the necessary components of your system.
Servicing your heating and air conditioning system, preferably twice a year, gives you optimal performance. Properly maintained units run more efficiently, bringing you better service and reduced energy bills.
Did you know replacing a dirty air filter with a clean one can lower your air conditioner’s energy consumption by 5 to 15%? An air filter is your first line of defense when it comes to improving your indoor air quality and reducing allergens. While a filter’s primary job is to remove contaminants from circulating air to keep them out of the HVAC system, filters provide an obvious indoor air quality benefit as well.
Make sure to change air filters regularly. When filters are dirty, they can’t remove contaminants from the air supply in your home. If you operate your heating or cooling system with a dirty filter, you hinder the performance of the system and increase the risk of breakdowns. Dirty filters cause more HVAC spring allergies, as more contaminants are left within the circulating air.
Reduce Your To-Do List – Invest in a Priority Service Plan
Increase the reliability and efficiency of your system by investing in a Priority Service Plan, which includes preventative maintenance service for your HVAC system in the spring and summer. Other great benefits include priority scheduling, savings off flat-rate repairs, replacements parts warranty, etc.
Lessen Spring Allergies with Energy Savers
Spring allergies don’t have to ruin your fun this spring. Call Energy Savers today for a preventative maintenance appointment, to sign up for a Priority Service Plan or for an estimate on a system replacement if your unit is costing too much in repairs and inefficient performance. Our NATE-certified technicians will go over every step of his or her process and answer all of your questions. We want you to feel comfortable with your heating and cooling system, as well as comfortable in your home!
Energy Savers technicians are ready today to service all your HVAC needs in Georgia and Alabama.