Do you constantly suffer from a stuffy nose and itchy, watery eyes? Would you like to use your home’s HVAC system to help fight outdoor and indoor allergens? Please read on to learn more.
Reducing Common Spring Plant Allergens In Your Home
Common spring allergens in Central Texas include oak, hickory/pecan, and other common types of tree pollen. Grass pollen thrives in the later parts of spring and summer. To combat common allergens and dust in your home, it is important to select the best filter for your HVAC system, which will provide the greatest amount of filtration of allergens, while still allowing the unit to run the most efficiently. It is also vital to know how to change the filter regularly. This task should be completed at least every three months. You may need to change the filter up to once a month in heavily allergen-ridden homes, so that you are receiving its maximum benefit. On days with high pollen counts, it is important to keep doors and windows closed, if at all possible, and run your air conditioner as needed.
Mold And Humidity
Mold can often be one of the biggest contributors to indoor allergies. Heavy spring rains and higher than average humidity outside can cause mold spores to easily form and spread throughout your home. Basements, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and other areas of your home in which moisture gathers are the most susceptible to mold growth. Those who suffer from respiratory allergies and those with compromised immune systems can be greatly impacted by the growth of mold in your home. Consider using a dehumidifier in your home on days with higher than average humidity to help prevent the transfer and spread of unhealthy mold in your home.
To learn more about improving the air quality inside your home, or to schedule your spring HVAC maintenance check,
please contact the professionals of Expert Air and Refrigeration at (512) 255-6525.