If you are someone who struggles with allergies or even if you just live with people who do, you know how frustrating they can be to deal with on a daily basis. Have you ever considered that something in your house might be the cause of your constantly runny nose or itchy throat? Oftentimes installing and maintaining a good HVAC system can be the answer to all of your allergy problems.
Replace Old Air Filters with the High-Quality Filters
The best kind of ac filters for your unit would be anything MERV 8 and above. Anything less on the MERV score will not be able to trap the microscopic particles that can cause allergies. Additionally, you should be checking your filters regularly and replace them every three months of so. If they become too full of dirt, they will no longer be effective.
Dusting Your House? Don’t Leave Out Your AC Unit
While it is easy to see dust buildup around your home and know when it clean it off, we often forget about the dirt in our AC units. It is important to remember to dust the return vents and register on a regular basis. In fact, it is important to dust those first before you get to cleaning the rest of your house, and then revisit them after you are done dusting.
Be on the Lookout for Mold
Not only can mold cause potential allergies, it can be extremely harmful and make you sick. It is important to look at your air ducts, evaporator coils, condensate drip pan and drain, as well as the air handler. They all have the potential to become the perfect environment for growing mold because they contain moisture. For any small amounts of mold, you can remove it yourself, but for larger jobs it is wise to call an expert.
Have an HVAC Specialist Come Out Regularly for Maintenance Purposes
As much as you can do certain things to prevent the build-up of dirt, mold, and other irritants, it is always a good idea to have an HVAC professional come out to perform regular maintenance on your unit. They can look for any major backups, clean the system, and help to make sure that the air flowing through your unit is clean and allergen-free.
Get a cleaner home today by calling Green Home Solutions to set up a service appointment. It is the perfect time to clean out your AC unit before Spring time hits and your allergies kick back up.