Stop Sneezing With These Helpful Allergy Tips

Stop Sneezing With These Helpful Allergy Tips

Stop Sneezing With These Helpful Allergy TipsThese allergy tips could be your solution to the seasonal or year-round discomfort that allergies cause. The tips center around your home’s cooling and heating system and how it can play a big role in reducing the airborne particles that collect inside your home. HVAC systems move a good deal of air and it’s one of the best places to start cleaning the air.

Air Filtration

All forced-air HVAC equipment uses an air filter to protect the parts from excessive dust. Upgrading the filter to one that traps smaller particles will help ease your allergies, especially if you change it monthly or whenever you start to see dust coating the surface. When replacing the filter, look for one that has a “better” or “best” designation, or with a MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) rated filter over 5.

When choosing a different filter that the one your system came with, always check the owner’s manual or your HVAC pro first. Putting in too dense a filter can harm your system as much as running it with a dirty filter.

General Maintenance

One of the best allergy tips that many people forget is to dust the register covers with a damp cloth. As the air blows through the vents, it will circulate the dust lying on the register covers, as well as depositing more from other parts of the system. Gently vacuum the surface of the ducts you can easily reach with a soft brush.

Have your HVAC professional clean and service your HVAC system at least once a year. Technicians can reach areas inside the equipment that collect dust and pollen that can be constant irritants until they’re removed. Keeping the evaporator coil clean and free from mold helps many allergy sufferers and the HVAC technician can install UV (ultraviolet) lights inside the air handler to prevent mold from growing in the first place.

Implementing these allergy tips is something you can do yourself and with the help of your HVAC contractor. To learn more, contact Powers Heating & Air, providing trusted HVAC services for Peachtree City homeowners.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree City, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about allergy tips and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 770-487-2040.

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