Ragweed is a significant cause of fall allergies in the Peachtree City area. The wind can move its innumerable pollen grains hundreds of miles. Breathing in ragweed pollen can cause hay fever, which causes symptoms like a runny nose, coughing, sneezing, congestion, fatigue, and itchy, watery eyes.
Mold also tends to increase in the fall. Airborne mold spores can make your life miserable when inhaled.
The good news is you can optimize your HVAC system to help you avoid suffering serious allergy symptoms this fall. Read on to learn how.
Dirty filters don’t remove unwanted particles from the air as effectively as clean ones do. In fact, a clogged filter will add allergens to your home’s air supply instead of removing them. Therefore, you need to ensure your filter doesn’t get too dirty to perform its job. Check it every few weeks and change it regularly. With the rise of allergens in the fall, it’s a good idea to upgrade to a filter with a higher MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) rating.
You can enhance your HVAC system’s filtration power by using IAQ products such as an air cleaner. This device removes even the tiniest of allergy triggers from your indoor air.
Have you been using cheap subpar HVAC filters? Is there a lot of dirt and dust on your HVAC unit and in your home? Chances are you also have dirty and dusty ductwork, which will worsen your allergy symptoms. Mold can also grow inside uninsulated ducts. Seek professional help to clean your ducts to remove any pollutants inside them and seal them too.
Schedule an HVAC maintenance visit in the fall to keep your system in tiptop shape. Your technician will catch any issues early and fix them before they become bigger and costlier to repair.
Eye, throat, and lung irritations can suck the joy out of the pleasant fall period. Use these tips to help yourself breathe easier this fall and during the winter as well. If you need help with combating fall allergies in the Peachtree City area, contact Powers Heating & Air. Our HVAC maintenance services, high-efficiency filters, and indoor air cleaners will help allergy-proof your home.