Can HVAC Help Control Indoor Allergens?
Your HVAC system can be a best friend or worst enemy when it comes to controlling allergies. For sufferers of asthma and serious allergies, air quality is important. An up-to-date and well-maintained HVAC is definitely an ally in the fight against the causes and symptoms of many allergies.
Better quality filters are designed to help reduce the impact of indoor allergens. Filters that can trap incredibly small particles are beneficial to allergy sufferers. When choosing air filters, MERV rating is important. Although the rating ranges from 1-20, the higher rated numbers are most ideal for allergy sufferers. A rating of 14-16 represents an efficient filter, but HEPA filters that range from 17-20 offer ever greater filtration. Before purchasing HEPA filters, ensure your HVAC system is compatible.
A well-maintained HVAC system will provide better air quality. For allergy sufferers, maintenance of the HVAC system should take place at least once a year. Mold and other allergens can actually find their way into indoor air if filters are not changed and ductwork kept clean. HVAC system maintenance is also a good way to identify any issues that require repair or replacement parts. If your HVAC system requires maintenance more than once a year, it may be time to consider an upgrade to a new system.
HVAC Repair or Replacement
If your HVAC system relies on an older type of air conditioning unit, it may not provide efficient control of indoor allergens. Repairs can improve the quality of your air, but a modern system would provide better protection against allergens. ClimateSmith is committed to helping our customers with all their HVAC system maintenance, repair and installation needs.
Do you suffer from allergies in or near Alpharetta? Get in touch with the team from ClimateSmith to discuss all your HVAC system needs.
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Alpharetta, GA 30005