Spring is coming with allergens to affect many Cincinnati residents, so fight back against allergy symptoms with your heating and cooling system. Reduce allergens and keep allergy sufferers comfortable in your home.
Our Cincinnati heating and cooling professionals discuss how to put heating and cooling systems to work to improve air quality and reduce allergens in the home.
Heating and Cooling Tasks to Fight Allergies
The first step toward better indoor air quality is to schedule heating and cooling service now. Over the course of normal use, heating and cooling systems collect a lot of dust, dirt and debris. This accumulation settles on components, which reduces their efficiency and performance. As air circulates through heating and cooling equipment, it picks up debris. Then, the air and debris cycles back into your home. Common indoor pollutants include pollen, pet hair, dander, dust mites, airborne virus and bacteria particulates, as well as mold and lead.
First, heating and cooling service reduces allergy triggers in your system and pollutants in your home. Second, a cleaner system performs better and removes contaminants more effectively. Reduce allergens indoors with regular preventative maintenance service!
In addition to air quality improvements, heating and cooling service offers other valuable benefits:
- Improved performance and comfort
- Lower energy bills
- Reduced risks of breakdowns and repairs
- Longer system service life
Change Your Filter
Air filters in your heating and cooling system trap allergy triggers and other contaminants. In turn, air filters keep them out of your home. We recommend you check your filter monthly. Air filters need to be changed on a regular basis, as recommended by the filter manufacturer and your usage. Depending on the filter you use, this is monthly to once per year.
If you use a standard disposable filter with a low MERV rating, your home doesn’t benefit from great contaminant control. Upgrade your furnace filter to one with a MERV rating of 8 to 13 for better allergen removal. Also, be mindful of the stress a dirty or clogged filter puts on your heating and air system. Be safe and make filter checks routine.
Indoor Air Quality Products
There are many indoor air quality products to create better indoor environments for allergy sufferers. Because 90 percent of the average person’s day spent indoors, an improvement in indoor air quality at home has a big impact.
Apollo Home offers indoor air quality solutions including:
- Media air cleaners: Media air cleaners work with your home’s heating and cooling system to remove contaminants including allergy triggers as air circulates. They work even when your heating and cooling system is off to provide excellent air filtration. Media air cleaners effectively remove even very small allergen particulates to reduce symptoms.
- UV air purifiers: UV air purifiers use germicidal UV light within your heating and cooling equipment. The UV light neutralizes airborne allergen matter including mold and prevents regrowth in the system.
- Whole home dehumidifiers: When moisture levels indoors are high, allergens flourish. Mold, therefore, grows more easily and dust mite populations increase. A whole-home dehumidifier keeps indoor relative humidity levels in an appropriate range and controls allergens. They work with your heating and cooling equipment to extract moisture from the air in the system.
Conclusion: Air Quality Improvements to Heating and Cooling Help Every Household Member
Use your heating and cooling equipment to create a more comfortable home for allergy sufferers in your family. Apollo Home has the solutions you need to end spring allergy suffering indoors.
In addition to allergies, many of these triggers affect those with asthma, COPD and cardiac or immunosuppressive conditions. Regardless, cleaner air benefits everyone. Better air quality helps you sleep better and reduces the impact of colds and flus. So contact us today to find the right solutions to your indoor air quality challenges.
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