If you are one that suffers from the onslaught of seasonal allergies, you know that you will do just about anything to get some reprieve. As spring has sprung in the Vegas valley, many people are right in the thick of allergy season and may not realize that their HVAC system can actually help them in this seasonal battle. Hal Mechanical is here to share some HVAC tips that could help you get rid of some of your seasonal allergy problems.
Change Your Air Filter
The first thing you need to keep in mind when you are battling the allergy season, is your air filter. It should be changed on a regular basis. This means once a month. They not only clean the outside air as it comes into your home, your filter also removes pet dander, mold and dust mites. Your air filter is specifically formulated to capture the bulk of these allergens as soon as they become airborne.
Choosing the Best Air Filter for Your Home
If you are an allergy sufferer, you need to purchase an air filter that is high efficiency. If you choose the right filter, it will remove most of the allergens that make their way into your air. How do you choose the right one? It’s all about the MERV rating the filter is given. The higher the MERV rating, the better the filter will be at removing allergens. You should be looking for a filter that has a MERV rating of at least 8 to effectively remove these allergens.
Pros of UV Lights in HVAC System
When you have ultra violet lights installed near the evaporator, they work to kill bacteria that come into your home. The bacteria and microorganisms can’t survive the light and are no longer a threat to your home. They must be installed by a professional, and some AC systems come already equipped with them.
Cleaning & Sealing Air Ducts to Reduce Allergies
This is a great time of the year to give your home a thorough inspection and look for any areas that could be letting allergens into your home. The most common places that need sealing are around doors and windows. It is nothing that a simple caulking can’t solve. It is also wise to keep your doors and windows open from 5pm-10am when pollen counts are at their highest. If you have spent time outside, you may need to leave your shoes outside and remove your clothes to launder to avoid bringing those allergens in when you decide to go back indoors.
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If you are having a particularly hard time with allergies and need your system inspected by a team of qualified professionals for ideas on what could help, the experts at Hal Mechanical can help you make the right moves to help you tackle the allergies that are surely plaguing you this time of the year. We can do a tune up of your AC system that will also ensure you are ready for the hot summer coming our way. Call us today!