Allergy Relief Air Cleaning
When your allergies are acting up, it can be hard to concentrate and enjoy your home. And whether you suffer from constant allergens like pet dander, or seasonal allergies like pollen, your home could actually make your symptoms worse rather than be your safe haven. Keeping your air as pure as possible is the first step in allergy relief. As we head into the fall allergy season, here are a few things you can do for allergy relief air cleaning.
Filter the Air
The easiest and most efficient things you can do to keep your air clean is to regularly change your HVAC air filter. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for replacing the filter every one to three months. And if you are feeling particularly dusty or like a lot of debris has gotten in from the outside, you can change it more frequently. And if your system can handle it (some older systems cannot), use dense HEPA filters – the higher the MERV rating, the better. These will filter out more allergens and particles, but they do tend to make an older HVAC system work harder, so they are not always recommended. When you’re changing the air filter, be sure to dust the filter grate or cover. Dust can collect here and have easy access to get through the filter into the air being pumped throughout your home.
Check your Ducts
The best air filter will do nothing to protect you from allergens if you have a leak in your duct work. Allergens, dust, debris and more can get into your air and your home through cracks or holes in the dusts or in the connections. An experienced HVAC company like Kingwood Air Repair can check your ducts for leaks and repair them, if necessary. This will also keep your HVAC system running more efficiently, saving money on your energy bill.
To protect your home from pollen, animal dander, mold spores and other particles, change your HVAC filter often and get your HVAC system checked regularly. With a maintenance plan from Kingwood Air Repair, you never have to work about the system failing just when you need it most. Call us at (281) 441-4500 today to schedule a visit.