Portland’s allergy season is the absolute worst, right? Itchy eyes, runny nose, sneezing fits – it’s enough to almost make you want to move out of the valley. And those allergens can impact your indoor air quality, making it so you have nowhere to escape your allergy symptoms. But don’t worry, your HVAC system can help you get through allergy season! Here’s how:
First things first, make sure you’re changing your air filter regularly. A dirty filter can trap allergens and circulate them throughout your home. Depending on the type of filter you use, you may need to replace it every 30, 60, or 90 days. Check your filter’s instructions for the recommended replacement schedule.
Next up, consider investing in a HEPA filter for your HVAC system. HEPA filters can trap smaller particles than regular air filters, like pollen and pet dander. That means less sneezing and more enjoying the spring weather!
But wait, there’s more! Did you know that your HVAC system can help control the humidity in your home? High humidity can create a breeding ground for mold and dust mites, which can trigger allergies. By using a dehumidifier or adjusting your HVAC system, you can keep the humidity at a comfortable level and keep those allergens at bay.
And lastly, if you’re still suffering from allergies despite your best efforts, consider adding an air purifier to your home. Air purifiers can help remove allergens and other particles from the air, giving you some much-needed relief.
Your HVAC system can do a lot to improve your indoor air quality, but it’s not a miracle worker. To keep allergens at bay, you’ll need to keep your home clean. Dust and vacuum regularly, wash bedding and curtains frequently, and keep pets groomed and bathed. This can help reduce the amount of allergens in your home and make it a more comfortable place to be.
So, there you have it – your HVAC system can be your ally in the fight against allergies. By keeping on top of your air filters and humidity and you can breathe easier inside your home. If you would like to have your unit serviced to ensure it’s ready for the coming allergy season, be sure to give us a call!