Tips to Use Your HVAC to Relieve Allergy Symptoms
Seasonal allergies are no fun and depending on the time of year, you may be feeling symptoms from triggers around your home like dirt, dust, and pollen. But, did you know you can use your air conditioner to help alleviate some of those symptoms and reduce allergy-causing triggers?
Keep reading to learn how you can use your home’s HVAC system to combat allergens inside your home.
Schedule Regular Maintenance of Your AC
No matter how old your system is, getting regular maintenance should always be on your yearly maintenance schedule. Getting maintenance once or twice a year can not only save your system from certain issues, but it can also help you maintain a comfortable atmosphere inside your home.
Maintenance ensures that your thermostat, fans, motors, and other components are working properly to provide the right amount of air for your home.
Clean Air Ducts Regularly
Do you tend to sneeze and cough more during peak times of the year for pollen? Consider the last time you cleaned your air ducts or had them professionally cleaned.
Build up of contaminants like pollen, mold, and mildew that linger in your air ducts are all allergy triggers that go unnoticed a lot of the time. We recommend getting your ducts cleaned and occasionally using a vacuum hose to vacuum dust that has accumulated on your air vents.
Replace Dirty Air Filters
Air filters should be replaced at least once a month depending on the type of filter you have. Reusable filters require cleaning regularly, and others require being cleaned every one to three months.
Clean filters are better at trapping allergens and particles that make us sick, so change them as often as possible.