The first day of spring is coming up on March 20th and many people are getting excited. With the spring season comes warmer weather, more daylight, and blooming flowers. However, when the spring season begins, many people also start to suffer from allergies. If you live in the Louisville area you have probably dealt with, or know someone who has dealt with, allergies at some point. Luckily, there are ways to alleviate your allergy symptoms. Something you might not think to utilize to alleviate your allergies is your HVAC system. Here are 5 ways you can use your HVAC unit to help your allergy symptoms.
- Take Care of Your Air Filters: Purchasing high quality air filters is a great way to improve the air quality in your home. Look for filters that have a higher rating, as these filters will be able to trap more particles which can help your indoor allergies. Additionally, make sure you are replacing your air filter every 3 months. A clean filter will help your unit run more efficiently.
- Dust Your Registers and Return Vents: As you start the spring cleaning process, you probably plan on dusting the common areas in your home. One way to help the air quality in your home is to dust your registers and return vents, and dust them first. Keeping good air quality in your home will help indoor allergens.
- Get Rid of Debris Around Your Outdoor Unit: As you start to spend more time outside, take the time to inspect your outdoor unit and remove any debris around your unit.
- Check for Mold: Mold can cause allergy symptoms and illness, so it is important to check for mold in your home. Mold thrives in moist and humid environments, so the most common places to find mold include basements, ducts, condensation drain, outdoor areas where water collects, and evaporator coils. If you find mold in or around your home, it is advised to call a professional to take care of the problem.
- Keep Up with Routine HVAC Maintenance: If you know that your HVAC unit has not had any routine maintenance in a while, it may be time to schedule an appointment. Keeping up with regular maintenance will help prevent any major issues from happening, help your unit run more efficiently, and save your money.
If you would like to have your HVAC system inspected before the spring season begins, call Airtech today to schedule an appointment.