3 Ways To Allergy-Proof Your Home This Spring
Family members who suffer from allergies usually find safe haven in their homes from the rough conditions outside. When you do not take precautions to improve the conditions of the indoor air quality, family members can suffer worse than had they been exposed to these tough conditions outside.
Here are three ways to allergy proof your home this spring to improve the overall indoor air quality.
Replacing HVAC Air Filters
One of the most effective ways to improve the indoor air quality in your home is by replacing the air filters. The air filter is located inside the air handler and should be inspected at least once a month and replaced no later than ever three months.
This will ensure any airborne particles are trapped and kept away from getting into the air ducts and inside the home.
One added benefit to changing the air filter is the HVAC system will not have to run as hard to push air through, helping to extend the overall life of all the moving parts of the heating and cooling system.
Cleaning the Air Ducts in the Home
The air ducts are the last area contaminated air will travel before entering the home. Over time those ducts can accumulate many contaminants that will easily be blown into the home when the air handler blower turns on.
Cleaning the ducts will ensure any allergens that have made it past the air filter are not simply pushed into the indoor air each time the HVAC system turns on.
Vacuuming the Air Handler
During the course of a year, the inside of the air handler will accumulate a large amount of dust, contaminants, and allergens, all of which can get past the air filter and pushed into the home via the air ducts. Accumulation of these particles can damage the moving parts of the air handler over time.
Simply open the air handler and gently run the vacuum hose over any areas an accumulation of dust and debris appears.
Be very careful not to damage any parts within the HVAC system, so stick to vacuuming only the larger areas where dirt appears.
To make certain that your homes air quality is allergen free, schedule a preventative maintenance appointment with your local HVAC repair company.
This will ensure your system runs flawlessly for years and that any members of the family who suffer from allergies enjoy their time inside.
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