When spring arrives, allergies will rear their ugly heads once more, causing millions of people to have difficulty breathing in their own homes. How can you keep spring allergies at bay this year? Follow these tips to keep your HVAC equipment running smoothly:
Schedule a Maintenance Appointment
More allergens will be released into the air if your HVAC equipment stops working efficiently. You can help prevent this by having the system serviced annually by a qualified HVAC technician. As an added bonus, this will extend the life of your equipment.
Make a Professional Duct Cleaning Appointment
The ducts in your home may be out of sight, but they should never be forgotten because they quickly fill up with dirt and debris. A professional duct cleaning will remove this debris and keep harmful contaminants from being recirculated in your air.
Close Your Windows
You may be tempted to leave your windows open to let in fresh air, but keep in mind that this is often how irritants enter your home and cause spring allergies. Closing your windows is a surefire way to reduce the amount of allergens in your air.
Clear the Debris From the Outdoor Unit
It’s very common for your HVAC system’s outdoor unit to become clogged with debris, which then enters your home whenever you turn on the system. You can avoid this by manually removing large debris and then spraying the unit with a garden hose.
Invest In a HEPA Air Purifier
If you want to effectively remove spring allergens from your home, using a HEPA air purifier is one of the best ways to do so. These units are capable of removing 99.97 percent of the contaminants that are commonly found in the air.