More than 50 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies. With the heat and humidity around Damon, TX, allergens can abound in your HVAC system. Here are four ways you can help allergy proof your HVAC system this summer.
1. Keep Your HVAC System Air Filter Clean
Your air filter is the main line of allergy defense in any HVAC system. It removes airborne contaminants from the air as the breeze enters your system. However, if you neglect the filter, it cannot do its job properly.
Further, when you change or clean your filter you’re fully removing the contaminants it has collected. As long as it remains in place, the circulating air picks those particles back up, and they can continue affecting you.
Plan to check your filter every month so you can replace it when it’s appropriate. Most filters will only need replacing about every 90 days, depending on your air quality and filter type.
2. Control Humidity
Humidity is a significant part of managing indoor air quality and household allergies. When the air is too dry, various allergen particles remain in the air rather than falling onto surfaces. When the air is too humid, it cultivates an environment perfect for spores and other allergens to grow.
The EPA suggests the ideal indoor humidity is 30% to 50%. To achieve this, you may need to look at various dehumidifier options during the warm humid months. You also may need to consider whole-house humidification during the cooler dry months.
3. Perform Regular HVAC Maintenance
As your system runs, it will naturally collect dust and other allergens. These allergens build up on the circulating fan and evaporator coil, among other places. When you have routine HVAC maintenance, a technician will clean these areas, fully removing the allergens from your system.
4. Add Additional Air Purification
You may consider additional air quality measures for your home. This may include additional mechanical ventilation, HEPA filters, or even an ultraviolet purification system.
Keep your family healthy and allow your HVAC system to run more effectively by minding your air quality. Call to schedule your indoor air quality consultation with one of our experts at Davis Air Conditioning & Heating today.
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