When the cold weather starts to fade, you know spring time is just around corner. You will notice that your grass, flowers, and trees begin to grow. While the spring time can be a beautiful time of year, it can also pose serious dangers for those who suffer from serious allergies.
During the spring, many airborne particles such as pet dander, mold, dust mites, and pollen float around, making it difficult for those with allergies to breathe comfortably. These particles can cause an individual to suffer from an itchy throat, itchy eyes, and constant sneezing.
If you would like to enjoy a spring season without the discomforts of allergies, consider improving your HVAC system with the following steps to keep allergens from entering your home:
Only Utilize High-Quality Air Filters
The first thing you should do is ensure you are using good quality furnace filters that can trap microscopic particles floating through the air. High quality filters will have a MERV score of at least 8. Filters with MERV scores lower than 8 may not be able to filter out harmful particles, which can cause you to suffer from allergic reactions. In addition, it is crucial to check the filters regularly to ensure they are not clogged. Saturated filters may not be able to trap allergens and particles, causing your allergic reactions to worsen and your system to function inefficiently.
Ensure All the Units are Clear of Debris
It is important to remember that any units located outdoors will attract debris towards your home. To avoid irritants from nearing closer to your home, ensure all units are clean at all times. Of course, this is the same for units located inside. To clear the areas of dust and airborne particles, dust, vacuum, and sweep the areas.
Check all Areas for Harmful Molds
Any time there is mold in your home, the side effects can be dangerous. Such allergens can cause you to suffer from allergic reactions and can make you feel ill. Because mold thrives on humidity and moisture, it is crucial to keep a close eye on drains, drip pans, evaporator coils, air ducts, and air handlers. If you do detect mold, it is possible to remove it yourself. However, if there is a lot of mold in any of these locations, it is best to seek help from an experienced professional.
Dust all Locations in the Home, Including Units
In most cases, individuals forget to dust important locations in their home, such as the AC unit and the areas around the AC unit. Additionally, the resister and return vents should be checked periodically since dust can build up quickly.
Let a Professional Check Your HVAC System Regularly
Your HVAC system should be checked, cleaned, and maintained regularly to ensure allergens are not spreading through the rooms of your home. For best results, seek help from an experienced HVAC professional who can examine all components of the system to ensure all is functioning properly and that dust is not clogging the system.
Our Team at JW Heating and Air, Inc. Is Here to Help
At JW Heating and Air, Inc., our team is eager to help you and your family live more comfortably through the upcoming spring season and the other seasons as well. Because the cleanliness of your HVAC system can play an important role in regards to your health, especially if you are prone to allergies, it is crucial to ensure your home’s system is working as best as possible. Here, our team provides top-tier air-conditioning services that can keep your system working efficiently to benefit your quality of living in more ways than one!
Do not wait until the spring is here. Get a step ahead by contacting our Santa Monica HVAC team at JW Heating and Air, Inc. right away.