If you are one of the 2.5 million Canadians who suffer from seasonal allergies, we might be able to provide you with some relief. Luckily, HVAC maintenance can drastically reduce the amount of allergens in the home and help you breathe easy. Follow these simple tips to help improve the air quality in your home and help you breathe easy.
Purchase High-Quality Filters
Air filters are the best defence when it comes to the air quality in your home. These filters are measured in MERVs (which is the level of particle filtration), with the highest rating being 20. Filters with a MERV rating of 8 are very useful because they trap the smaller particles. Make sure to check your filters and replace them every three months to ensure your units are working efficiently.
Clean Around Your Outdoor and Indoor Unit
Your outdoor unit pulls air from the outside into your HVAC system which circulates through your home. By frequently checking your outdoor unit and clearing away the debris, this will help block the dust and debris from getting in your home. Keeping your unit clear will also help keep your system running efficiently.
Similar to your outdoor unit, your indoor unit pulls the air from inside your home. If there is dust or debris around your unit, it could end up circulating through your home. Keep the area around your unit clear to help keep the air in your home clean and keep your unit running efficiently.
Dust Your Vents
A lot of homeowners frequently dust their homes but forget about dusting their registers and return vents. The vents circulate the air through your HVAC system, so if they are dusty, your home is going to be dusty. Make sure to vacuum or dust your registers and return vents often to keep the air quality in your home clean.
Schedule an HVAC Maintenance Appointment
Some owners are unaware that their HVAC systems require regular maintenance. With every passing year, your HVAC system will lose some of its efficiency. This will increase your heating and cooling costs and shorten your systems life. At Absolute Comfort, we offer a one system maintenance check for $89.95 (+hst) or have both your systems checked for $149.95 (+hst). Take advantage of this offer and call us at 519-252-2699 or visit us online today.