Spring is excellent for a variety of different reasons; the warmer weather, prolonged sunlight and beautiful budding flowers everywhere make Spring a desirable season. However, Spring also comes with its pitfalls, such as seasonal allergies brought on by tree pollen and grass pollen. By July & August, you may be affected by weed & ragweed pollen, which is why optimizing your HVAC unit to prevent allergenic reactions to seasonal causes is incredibly important. Here are four things you can do to help alleviate allergenic responses.
Replace Your Air Filters with Premium Ones
Your air filters are directly responsible for the quality of air inside of your home, and if they are clogged, dusty or dirty you may experience allergenic reactions more intensely. Air filters for your HVAC units are calculated in a measurement system known as MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) which is important to consider while replacing your air filter. If your allergies are extra sensitive during Spring and early Summer, consider buying MERV 8 filters because they are the best at countering airborne allergenic agitators such as pet dander and pollen.
Dust Around Your HVAC Units
Your internal and external HVAC units both rely on surrounding air to provide your home with a fresh and clean source of air, and if there is an abundance of dust, dirt or other debris accumulated around your internal/external units, it will ultimately impact the cleanliness of your air quality. Not only will sprucing up around your internal and external units work to keep the quality of your air high, but it will also ensure that the HVAC machinery is running efficiently and effectively, which will prolong its lifespan.
Clean Your Vents
Dusting your home is an effective way of preventing airborne debris from perpetuating your allergenic reactions. However, if you neglect to dust your return and register vents you will continue to have dust & pet dander circulate through your home. By using an extendable microfibre duster, you can adequately sterilize your ceiling and floor vents. You may also wish to use your vacuum cleaner to reach into your register & return vents and eliminate excess dust and debris.
Ensure You Schedule an Appointment with HVAC Specialists
Your HVAC system is a complex system which is why HVAC specialists are imperative in maintaining the efficiency and effectiveness of your HVAC unit. HVAC specialists will take necessary steps to ensure that your ventilation system is cleared of debris so that only clean air is being circulated throughout your home. They will also ensure that your air filters are still effective and will make recommendations to you about which air filter you should use based on your home’s air quality. Lastly, they will monitor your HVAC’s effectiveness and diagnose any potential problem before it damages any machinery.
By replacing your air filters, dusting around your external & internal HVAC units, cleaning your register & return vents, and scheduling an appointment with local HVAC specialists, you will prevent the negative effects of allergies this Spring.