spring allergiesIf you’re like millions of other people across the country, then springtime is difficult to get through because of allergies. Let’s take a look at how good HVAC maintenance and other strategies will help with spring allergies.

Hire an HVAC Technician

The best way to take care of your HVAC equipment is to have it serviced on a regular basis. This will keep the system running efficiently, which will help cut down on the amount of allergens that are released into your air. Plus, routine check-ups and maintenance will extend the life of the system and prevent early replacement.

Use High-Efficiency Filter

Filters keep allergens from being recirculated into your air but there’s always room for improvements. The use of a high-efficiency HEPA filter with a MERV rating of at least 8 will do a fantastic job at maximizing the effects of your HVAC equipment and reducing spring allergies.

Get Ducts Professionally Cleaned

Since air travels through your ducts on its way to each room throughout your house, dust particles and contaminants will settle inside. These particulates will be picked up and redistributed later on, so be sure to hire a professional to clean them on a regular basis.

Keep Home Clear of Mold

Mold can be dangerous for both allergy sufferers and non-sufferers, especially if the mold is toxic. Moisture in the air can promote mold growth in areas such as your kitchen and bathrooms. You can reduce the possibility of mold with a dehumidifier and by keeping areas where moisture is common as dry as possible.

Dust Registers and Return Vents

When dust collects on registers and return vents, it is picked up whenever you’re HVAC equipment is running and carries those particulates into the air. The simple solution is to wipe off these areas periodically with a microfiber cloth.

Spring allergens are commonplace, but these strategies will help you greatly reduce their numbers. If you’d like further advice on spring allergies or have any other home comfort questions, the experts at Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing are standing by to help. We’ve been serving Indianapolis and the surrounding communities for 50 years.