Spring Has Sprung: Reducing HVAC Allergies
Your HVAC Unit and Allergies
As the year draws closer to the spring season we should all be aware of the possible effects the HVAC system we are using can have on the problem of allergies and breathing issues. The arrival of spring means the damaging effects of the winter months on a property should be addressed by an HVAC professional capable of reducing the impact of the materials affecting our allergy and asthma symptoms. Among the materials causing issues with allergies are:
- insect droppings
- dust mites
Invest in a filter
Most HVAC professionals recommend the filter used in any heating and cooling system should be changed at the start of a new season to ensure a fresh start is obtained. Throughout the year, most filters are designed to be changed every two months to work at their optimum level. For a family with allergy problems, the best idea is to invest in a filter with a MERV rating of at least 14 on a scale of up to 20. The higher the filter rating, the smaller the particles which are halted from passing into the system, which can be aided by a professional HVAC expert.
HVAC systems should be properly maintained
At the start of each new season, a heating and cooling system should be properly maintained by a professional in this sector who can ensure the equipment is working correctly. A professional will be able to clean out the equipment of an HVAC system correctly and ensure there is little to no chance of any breakdown in the coming months. Undertaking this form of maintenance should be done at least twice a year, usually in the spring and fall when equipment is not working at full power.
Take a few steps at home
If any member of a family is suffering from allergies or asthma they are usually struggling under the weight of allergens passing into their heating and cooling system. There are a few steps an individual can take at home which improve the chances of eliminating these symptoms. Registers and returns should be dusted regularly to reduce the number of dust mites and insect droppings pushed into a room. The most important task to undertake is to remove debris from around a unit and other equipment to reduce the possibility of dust moving into the system.
The best way of reducing allergens passing into a home is to limit the amount of dust and tiny particles passing into a property through heating and cooling equipment. A Master Mechanical technician will ensure the equipment is clean and working correctly with a high-quality filter installed to capture tiny particles passing through the system. Contact us to get started today!