Allergy season in Houston is always bad. There hasn’t been a year when it hasn’t been bad. It’s all about how bad the season is that year. Symptoms of Houston’s allergens can include sneezing, running nose, watery eyes, and nasal congestion. You might experience these symptoms while outside and exposed to allergens such as pollen, but you also may experience these symptoms being inside your home. Beating Houston’s allergens with your HVAC system can help reduce these symptoms and help you feel better inside your home.
4 Ways to Lower Allergens in Your Home
Use your HVAC system and other methods to help reduce the Houston allergens inside your home:
● Improve your air filter. As you HVAC system runs, it purifies the air by pulling it through an air filter. Purchasing the basic filters at the store won’t do much to in the ways of reducing allergens so you don’t experience symptoms. Look for filters that are rated for picking up allergens. These filters are called MERV filters and you should look for MERV filters with a rating between 8 to 10. Changing these filters every few months will help reduce the allergens tremendously in your home.
● Air purifier. Adding an air purifier along with your MERV filters will really help clean the air in your home, helping to reduce your allergy symptoms.
● Manage indoor humidity. Many allergens, such as dust mites, molds, and mildews, thrive in humid and most environments. Your HVAC system can help reduce the moisture in the air of your home, but it can sometimes not be enough, for example, when you’re not running your HVAC system. To help your system, try to reduce the moisture as much as possible in your home.
● Energy upgrades. It might not seem like it would help as much, but updating ductwork and even your HVAC system can help tremendously with cleaning up the air. A leaky air duct can allow dirt and other allergens to enter into your air system which is then distributed throughout your home, aggravating your allergies.
Get Help from Kingwood Air Repair
Beating Houston’s allergens with your HVAC system all starts with making sure your system is functioning properly. Kingwood Air Repair can perform maintenance checks on your HVAC system to make sure it is running at the highest capacity it possibly can. If there is a part of your system that is damaged, we can spot it and fix it for you right away. The longer damages are part of your system, the worse your allergy symptoms will become. Don’t let your allergies get the better of you. Call Kingwood Air Repair today at 281-441-4500 to make sure your HVAC system is in top-top shape.