Allergy season can be annoying due to discomfort from constant sneezing, itchy eyes, and congested throat. However, you may be surprised to learn that your HVAC system can help reduce allergies.
In this blog, we will discuss the ways you can reduce allergies using your HVAC system. So check them out.
Ways to Reduce Allergies Using Your HVAC System
⇒ Keep the Air Filters Clean
Dirty and dusty air filters are a huge cause of allergies, as they spread contaminants around the house. So clean them regularly by vacuuming the excess dirt and dust off them.
If there is more grime on the filters, soak them in a bowl containing water and vinegar solution for an hour. Then rinse with water and replace after drying. If filters are too old, replace them with new HVAC filters to catch small allergens. Continue changing the air filter every 1-3 months to maintain your HVAC system.
⇒ Clean the Exterior Air Vents
Similar to air filters, dirty vent covers can also increase the chances of allergies. Turn off the HVAC system and remove the vent covers to clean them. Take a microfiber cloth and wipe the dirt and debris from the vent cover.
For deep cleaning, use a soft-bristled brush and warm, soapy water to scrub the vents and get rid of excessive contaminants. Let the covers dry completely and clean the visible dirt off the interior vents using a vacuum with crevice tools. Reattach the vent covers after cleaning.
⇒ Invest in an Air Purifier
An air purifier is a brilliant investment during the peak allergy season in Castle Rock. Adding it to your HVAC system can help remove allergens and other airborne pollutants from your home, resulting in better air quality.
Air purifiers have electrically charged particles that trap small particles and remove them from the air. Getting air purifiers with UV ionizers also kills mold and bacteria, further improving the IAQ of your home and reducing allergies.
⇒ Seal Leaks & Insulate
Another way to reduce allergies is to seal all the gaps in your home. It will decrease the number of airborne pollutants entering your home and reduce the risk of allergies. Also, board up any gaps in your windows for better results.
⇒ Control Humidity Levels
High humidity increases the chances of mold and bacterial growth and leads to higher allergies and infections. Your HVAC system can help keep the humidity in check to prevent this.
First, monitor the indoor humidity with a hygrometer, and if it exceeds 40-60%, lower the temperature of your HVAC system to bring the humidity back to an ambient level.
⇒ Schedule Your HVAC Maintenance With Us
Malfunctioning HVAC units may not provide the same allergy-repellent benefits as the ones cleaned and maintained frequently, as regular HVAC maintenance improves indoor air quality.
Our experts at Castle Rock Heating & Air will inspect your system thoroughly and fix any issues hampering its performance. It will help your system perform at its peak and reduce the allergens. So give us a call at (303) 798-0035 and schedule your maintenance today!