Are you the type of person who dreads spring because of seasonal allergies? A well-maintained Heat, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system will help. Regardless of the type of airborne allergies you suffer from, your reaction levels are related to the air circulation and quality in your home.
Homes can become stuffy when ventilation is not effective. It is not enough to have open vents and expect to breathe quality air. Without circulation, the air inside your home will stagnate and allergens will thrive.
Your HVAC system will use several types of filters, both in the air conditioning unit and vents. These filters are designed to trap allergens including dust, dander, mites and any other large particles. Using the right filters for your system and swapping them out when recommended will help keep indoor air purified.
Failure to maintain filter rotation can have the opposite effect. Allergies may end up getting cycled back into the home, which will lead to increased allergic reactions. Filters can remain effective for anything from 30 days to six months, depending on quality. Make sure that you are not relying on a cheap filter to keep out allergens by checking the manufacturer recommendations.
Spring is a great time to have your HVAC system serviced if it hasn’t been checked within the last year. An HVAC specialist can check that all components are working and the air conditioning unit is calibrated for optimum performance. With your HVAC set to control the air quality in your home, you will likely find that allergy symptoms are significantly reduced when spending time indoors.
To learn more about how your HVAC system can eliminate allergens and improve air quality, call ClimateSmith to book an inspection. We are committed to helping our customers breathe easy in Alpharetta, GA.