Achoo! 5 Truths about Allergens and Your HVAC System
Anyone who suffers from allergies will tell you that the sneezing, sniffling and itchy, watery eyes can lead to more serious problems, including sinus infections. In addition, pollen and other outside allergens, as well as, household allergens like pet dander and dust can be significantly reduced with a duct cleaning from a qualified HVAC technician.
So, what can you do to keep the allergens at an all time low? We recommend five solutions:
- A well-maintained HVAC system can make a big difference for allergy sufferers – just by turning it on! Close windows and doors to keep pollen and other allergens outside, where it belongs.
- Allergens like dust mites, mold and cockroaches thrive in humid environments. Keep moisture in the air to a minimum by using your AC along with a dehumidifier.
- Make sure your ducts are clean, properly installed and do not leak, so no excess moisture is invading your home.
- Use high quality filters and change them regularly to reduce the amount of allergens in the air. High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are an excellent choice, especially for allergy sufferers.
- Consider using an air purifier. HVAC professionals can check the air quality in your home and make recommendations about a whole house air cleaner that is right for you.