How HVAC Maintenance Can Help with Allergies

April 15, 2020

Pollen. Dust. Mold. All of these allergens and many more cause suffering for many people, especially when the seasons change. Luckily, there is a way to reduce your suffering while spending time indoors. While most people know that getting regular HVAC maintenance in Chalmette, LA is important to make sure their indoor environment is ideal and comfortable, HVAC systems also help lower the volume of allergens and improve the air quality of an indoor space.

Here are a few tips to make sure your HVAC system is helping to protect you from allergy symptoms.

Use quality air filters and replace regularly

High-efficiency air filters are the best at helping to reduce allergens, so make sure you are checking the minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) rating when purchasing a new filter. Typically, you will want a filter with a MERV rating between 14 and 16, which is good enough to remove small particles but not so high that it will put too much stress on your system. Replace your filter every 30 to 90 days depending on the manufacturer’s suggestion.

Install an air purifier

Adding a whole house air purifier to your HVAC system can help reduce allergens even further. Especially if someone in your home suffers from severe allergies or asthma, adding an air purifier with a HEPA filter (17 to 20 on the MERV rating scale) can help reduce the allergens that the HVAC system cannot trap on its own.

Install a dehumidifier

If humidity is a concern in your space, adding a dehumidifier to your HVAC system may be the answer. Dehumidifiers not only help with the comfort level in a space, they can also help reduce the presence of bacteria, fungi and dust mites and benefit people suffering with asthma. You will be able to have more control over the humidity levels in your space with the addition of a dehumidifier.

Get your ducts inspected and cleaned

Dust, pollen and other allergens can build up and become trapped in the duct work. Check your ducts, especially at the beginning of allergy season, to see if they need to be cleaned. If you notice debris, call a professional who can thoroughly remove the debris and ensure the air quality in your space is improved.

Get regular HVAC maintenance in Chalmette, LA

Besides the benefit of having a system that runs smoothly and heats and cools your space with ease, making sure you get regular system checks keeps indoor and seasonal allergens from becoming a nuisance. Pet dander, mold, dust, pollen and mildew are just a few of the allergens that can build up in your HVAC system. This buildup can cause serious health issues, especially for people suffering from allergies or asthma.

If you are in need of HVAC maintenance in Chalmette, LA, call JMB A/C & Heating LLC. Whether you need a repair, tune-up or duct cleaning, we can ensure you have clean, breathable air in your indoor space. Get in touch with us today to learn more or schedule an appointment.

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