If you’re someone who suffers from allergies then you know how much Summer can be triggering effects. If your HVAC system isn’t up to date than you may be breathing in twice as many pollutants indoors. There is something you can do for the days you’ll have to spend indoors so that your symptoms aren’t worsened. Make sure your running maintenance for your HVAC system, by following these four tips to alleviate allergies with your HVAC.
Check the Quality of Your Filter- If you haven’t checked your filter in the last 60 days, then now is a good time to replace and consider if you need to change it. Replace filters with the change of the seasons, even if you haven’t been using the system as much. This is especially true for the summer months which brings added outside pollutants. A filter rating scale goes from 1 to 20 for efficiency at sorting what gets cycled through a system. A high filter will catch even the smallest of particles and rates between 14 to 17. A medium filter will cover a larger area for particles at 13 or 14 and below that do not filter at all.
Dust Your Vent Covers- Dusting vent covers and registers can help take the extra strain your system. If you don't already, consider adding it to your list of summer cleaning chores. Dust can gather in a large amount for one area. The best cleaning method is to take a wet rag and wipe down the covers. It shouldn’t take more than a few minutes at best and won't have to be done for a couple more weeks.
Contact Beam HVAC For a Maintenance Check- Consider having the general maintenance check done if your unit is older than one year. Our experts will be able to run a series of tests to make sure that the system is running at peak quality. They will also make sure that your filters aren’t damaged or blocked. If they are, then we will be able to correct the problem before further damage can be done. We recommend that you schedule appointments twice a year.
Check For Any Mold – The last of our tips to alleviate allergies with your HVAC is to watch for mold. A secret danger of summer is the increased humidity can lead to more mold. It can agitate allergies and or lead to worse compounding problems. Common places for mold to grow are any dark, damp spots. Basements, evaporator coils, or anywhere outdoors where water may form puddles. These are all popular spots for mold. Treat any signs of mold right away.
No doubt you have already completed one of the items on this list. If not, consider adding at least one or two to household routine. It will improve the life of your HVAC system, help catch any problems before they can happen, and make sure that your living if the best air quality to alleviate your allergies. You should notice that it’s easier to sit indoors with allergies as a result. Beam HVAC wants to make sure you can enjoy the Summer. Please contact us today if you have any questions about our tips to alleviate allergies with your HVAC system!