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Avoiding Allergens in Your HVAC System

Seasonal allergies can cause great distress for many individuals during the springtime months.

This is especially true for young children and older adults.

Your hvac system can become an ally during your fight against allergens, or it can become your worst enemy.

Keep Windows Shut

If there are individuals in your home with severe seasonal allergies, it may be best during certain times of the year to simply leave the windows closed.

The beautiful weather may be whispering to you to throw open all the windows, but beautiful weather usually comes with high pollen counts.

Extremely high pollen counts can actually pose a health risk for people with severe breathing problems.

The better solution would be use the AC instead.

Who’s The Bad Guy?

Using the AC can help alleviate allergens that could slip through your windows, however, if your system is dirty then it can actually contribute even more harmful materials into your house.

You can personally take some steps toward ensuring that your system is clean and allergen free.

Change filters every 30 to 60 days without fail.

People often forget to do this, and the result can be a house full of dust and harmful material.

Besides changing filters, your entire system needs to be cleaned professionally once a year or once every two years.

A complete hvac system cleaning and check performed by the friendly HVAC contractors at Sears Heating and Cooling will give your entire system a check and clean all vents, coils and other vital parts of your system to make sure that your home is as clean and as allergen-free as possible.

Other Steps

If allergens continue to be problem in your home, you might want to consider ridding your home of carpets.

Carpeting can be a huge contributor to allergies. Carpet can hold thousands of dust mites at any given time.

Switching to hardwoods can greatly reduce the amount of these allergens and dust mites in your home.

Air conditioning maintenance can go a long way in your fight against seasonal and long-term allergens.

If you cannot remember the last time you had your air conditioning unit serviced or cleaned, it is probably time to contact the professional HVAC contractors at Sears Heating and Cooling and make an appointment to have your system checked out.

Taking care of this chore before allergy season gets into full swing will ensure a stress-free and sniffle-free season.

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