Summer is usually a fun time of year, although, for those who deal with allergies, summer can be a drag! Outdoor allergens can force your loved ones to seek shelter indoors, so it’s important to take preventative steps with your HVAC system to create a healthy environment inside your home.
Pollen, grass clippings and fungi spores are common troublemakers for allergy sufferers. Energy Savers wants you and your family to breathe easy this summer with less sneezing and clearer eyes.
Increase Filtration in Your HVAC System
One of the keys to beating allergens in your home is with proper filtration in your HVAC system. Checking your air filter monthly allows you to keep track of how often it needs to be replaced or cleaned.
Your air filter is responsible for trapping and eliminating pollen, dirt, pet dander, dust and other particulates moving through your HVAC system on a daily basis. The more pollutants and allergens in your home, the more often your air filter needs to be addressed.
If your air filter is dirty or clogged, it’s time to change it or wash it depending on the type of filter in your HVAC system. With a neglected air filter, you will experience more health issues and problems with your heating and cooling unit during the summer months.
Your HVAC system’s efficiency is dependent on healthy airflow throughout your unit, ducts, vents and registers.
Service Your Air Ducts
When a filter is dirty, particulates escape filtration and build up inside your ductwork and HVAC system. If dirt and dust in your ductwork aren’t eliminated, obstructions can form and restrict the airflow in your unit.
The buildup of debris means your unit operates harder to provide cool temperatures and forces loose particulates in your ducts to circulate throughout your indoor air, triggering allergies, asthma, COPD and other respiratory conditions.
Prevent obstructions in your ductwork and vents by calling Energy Savers to schedule air duct cleaning for your HVAC system. A clean HVAC system and ductwork ensure your home will be comfortable with even temperatures and with reduced airborne allergens and virus or bacteria particulates.
In between air duct cleaning, you can regularly dust registers and vents to prevent dust and dirt from accumulating.
Reduce Mold, Mildew, and Dust Mites
A humid home provides a breeding ground for mold and mildew, which are hazardous to allergy and asthma sufferers. While this is common knowledge to most homeowners, not everyone knows excess moisture also increases dust mites in a home.
Summer weather in Georgia and Alabama brings high temperatures and delivers extreme humidity, resulting in pockets of excessive moisture throughout a home.
An air conditioner removes some moisture from the indoor air in the cooling process. You can better control high humidity levels in the summer with a dehumidifier to more thoroughly extract moisture from your indoor air, bringing it down to the preferred 30-50% level. A whole-home dehumidifier attaches to your HVAC system, working directly with your unit to pull moisture from the air before it’s delivered to the rooms in your house.
Wet spots can be found in basements, along ceilings and walls, and in your ductwork. You can enjoy healthy air when your HVAC system work in conjunction with a dehumidifier to control your humidity levels indoors. Energy Savers offers quality whole-home dehumidifiers installed by NATE-certified technicians who understand the importance of healthy indoor air.
Seek relief from summer allergies with the help of professionals who know how to improve your HVAC system’s performance. Increase filtration, control humidity and schedule duct cleaning with Energy Savers’ help.
Contact Energy Savers today to schedule service for your HVAC system and installation of a whole-home dehumidifier in your Columbus or Opelika home. We’re dedicated to providing you with exceptional air conditioning service and allergen control.