Allergy season is upon us and will continue until cold temperatures make blooming plants dormant again. Shoes and clothes track pollen indoors, bringing outdoor allergies inside. This poses a problem when you consider the fact that indoor air is already 2 to 5 times more polluted than outside air. Pollen isn’t the only problem, since mold, dust mites, and cockroach droppings all add to indoor allergies. Prevent spring allergies with maintenance from Atlanta cooling services and make your indoor air safe again. Here are some ways maintenance helps.
Replacing the Filter
A clean filter improves air flow and traps pollen and dust. It is probably the most important thing you can do to make your system run better. When you have an HVAC company come to do maintenance, they’ll replace it. Ask them to show you where it is and how to replace it, so that you can do this DIY task at least every two months.
Your air ducts allow dust and mold to build up over time. Hiring a duct cleaning company to clean ductwork can make a huge difference for allergy sufferers. The next time you go to dust, don’t forget to registers and return vents, which circulate the air from your HVAC system throughout your home.
Install a HEPA Filter
A HEPA filter does a great job of removing air particles. In fact, it catches 97.997% of particles, making a huge difference. It works more effectively than a flat filter since it filters fine particles without restricting air flow. HVAC company expertise is required to install this filter, since it requires some slight modifications to the system. If you’re not ready to make the switch to HEPA filters, look for regular filters with a MERV rating of at least 5 — the minimum rating needed to improve air quality and not just protect the furnace.
Test the Air Quality
An HVAC company will test the air quality for you. Samples are taken to a lab and evaluated. This will alert you to mold or harmful particulates in the air. This is important as good test results will give you peace of mind while a poor result will allow your HVAC company to pinpoint the problem.
Getting a Good HVAC Company on the Job
It is vital to get hire reputable HVAC company when dealing with home air quality.
Anytime HVAC can test and evaluate the air quality in your home and improve it by doing proper maintenance that your system needs. Our licensed technicians make sure that every repair and install is up to code so that your family or staff stay safe throughout the year.