Spring has arrived, which means allergies will once again rear their ugly heads, causing millions to have trouble breathing in their own homes. How can you keep spring allergies at a minimum this year? Keep your HVAC equipment running smoothly by following these tips:
Make a Maintenance Appointment
If your HVAC equipment stops running efficiently, then more allergens will be released into the air. You can help prevent this by scheduling annual maintenance of the system with a qualified HVAC technician. As a bonus, this will also prolong the life of your equipment.
Schedule Professional Duct Cleaning
Your home’s ducts might be out of sight, but they should never be out of mind, because they quickly fill up with dirt and debris. Scheduling a professional duct cleaning will remove this debris and prevent harmful contaminants from being recirculated into your air.
Shut Your Windows
You might be tempted to keep your windows open to let the fresh air in, but keep in mind that this is often how irritants get inside and cause spring allergies. Shutting your windows is a surefire way to lower the amount of allergens floating around in your air.
Remove Debris from the Outdoor Unit
It’s very common for your HVAC system’s outdoor unit to become covered in debris, which then travel into your home whenever you run the equipment. You can prevent this by removing large debris by hand and then spraying the unit down with a garden hose.
Purchase a HEPA Air Purifier
If you want to effectively remove spring allergens from your home, one of the best ways to accomplish this is with the use of a HEPA air purifier. These units will remove 99.97% of the contaminants that are commonly floating around the air.
Follow these simple tips and your spring allergies will be reduced in no time. For more professional advice on this or any other home-comfort subject, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the friendly HVAC experts at Sherlock Plumbing, Heating & Air. We’ve been servicing the city of San Diego and the surrounding communities for almost 20 years.