Springtime means more sunshine and warmer weather, but it can also mean having to deal with allergies. Spring allergies to pollen, grass and other allergens can cause you to have a runny nose, itchy eyes and scratchy throat.
But it’s not just the outdoor air you have to worry about. The air inside your home can also be filled with allergens, which can cause your symptoms to flare up. The good news is that there are some HVAC maintenance tips you can follow to lower your risk of spring allergies.
Change the Air Filter
Your HVAC system’s air filter can end up with a coating of pollen, dust, and other allergens over time, which lowers the air quality in your home. When your HVAC system runs, you’re then exposed to these allergens as they get pushed into the air.
Replacing your filter with a new one helps reduce the number of allergens in your home and improves the air quality. While you should replace your filter each season, you also should make it a habit to check the filter once per month throughout the year and clean it off or replace it as needed.
To improve indoor air quality, even more, consider replacing your filter with a more efficient type that filters out more particles, such as medium efficiency filters or HEPA filters.
Schedule Regular HVAC Maintenance
Having routine HVAC maintenance done also helps reduce indoor allergens, making the air in your home healthier to breathe. HVAC maintenance has the added benefit of ensuring that your system is able to run efficiently, which can increase its life span and lower the risk of repairs.
Our HVAC experts can perform tasks such as cleaning the outdoor coils on your system to prevent mold and looking for signs of potential problems with your HVAC system.
Have Air Ducts Cleaned
Even if you change your filter, allergens can still be lurking in your home’s air ducts. When you have the heat or air conditioning on, these allergens are then blown around the ducts and end up entering different rooms through the vents. This can make the air quality in your home worse and cause allergy flare-ups.
Having your ducts cleaned removes these allergens, leading to healthier air and fewer allergy symptoms. Our good friends at SERVPRO can inspect your air ducts and get rid of any dust or other allergen buildups that can affect your home’s indoor air quality. You can give them a call at 731-423-9944 or visit their website at http://www.servprojacksoncrockettcounty.com/
If you know you struggle with spring allergies, contact McCoy's Heating & Air at 731-668-7492 for help. We can help improve your home’s indoor air quality this season, so you’ll have fewer allergens around. Contact us today at 731-668-7492 for a maintenance check.