Use Your HVAC System to Alleviate Allergies for a Sneeze-Free Summer

With the advent of spring, your allergies have sprung to life. Between pollen and pet dander, you’re a walking sneeze fest. Clear up your watery eyes and sooth your inflamed nose with a few tips from Gorman Mechanical. You can use your HVAC system to alleviate allergies for a misery-free spring and summer.

Invest in High-Quality Filters – One of the best (and cheap!) ways you can ensure indoor air quality is purchase filters with a high MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value). A MERV rating indicates the size of particles that can pass through a filter. The higher the number, the more effective the filter. Although MERV ratings go as high as 20, we recommend an 8 for most home allergy prevention. You’ll also want to change your air filter about every 3 months, reducing that window of time depending on how many pets you have or if you have current mold issues.

Tidy Up Around Your System – Most HVAC systems work by pulling air from the outside through the unit and circulating it throughout your home. To make sure this process works as efficiently as possible, frequently check your outdoor unit and clear debris within two feet of the setup. Also, make sure you keep your inside unit clear of debris and dust.

Clean Your Vents – Especially in the spring make sure you clean out your ducts and vents. Buildup of dust can clog registers and vents, affecting indoor air quality and causing your HVAC system to work overtime. If you need help performing a full duct cleaning, make sure you call an HVAC specialist.

Manage Humidity Levels – Whether too high or too low, imbalanced humidity levels can add to allergy discomfort and breathing issues. High humidity fosters the growth of mold spores, but low humidity can bring about dry skin and clogged pores. Investing in a system upgrade or purchasing a humidifier or dehumidifier helps balance this critical indoor air quality factor.

Call an HVAC Repair Team – Although it’s possible to reduce allergy problems in your home with the above tips, it’s also crucial that you have your HVAC system checked out twice a year by an HVAC specialist. Ideally, you’d have someone out right before the warm season kicks in (like now) and once more in the fall before you start running your heater. Regular maintenance visits help you stay proactive, saving you money, health issues, and system shutdowns in the future. Gorman Mechanical offers easy preventative maintenance plans with every equipment installation, helping you take proper care of your heating and cooling system.

Preventing allergies and managing indoor air quality is an essential part of living safely in the North Texas climate. Zap allergy problems now by taking these steps to help your HVAC system help you before the temperatures rise. For more information, visit our website.

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