Think your allergies take a break in winter? Think again. As we spend time indoors during the cold winter months allergies flare up due to mold and pet dander. Not only that but your HVAC system is partially to blame for ac allergies too.
You see, all year dust particles collect in your heating systems. When you turn on your heating system during the winter, this blows thousands of dust mites into the air which aggravates allergies.
If you suffer from allergies, you don’t have to forgo your furnace this winter. Instead, take proactive steps to ensure your ac allergies are in check.
Clean Your Furnace
Cleaning your furnace is essential if you want to avoid allergies. When you don’t replace your filters regularly, your heating system will blow dust and dirt throughout your home. This lowers air quality and aggravates allergies.
Experts recommend that you use a permanent HEPA filter. They remove 99 percent of particles in the air and are more efficient than disposable filters. Permanent filters still need to be cleaned often so they don’t become covered in dust and other allergens.
Clean Out Air Ducts
Like air filters, dust and allergens also accumulate in air ducts. Cleaning your air ducts isn’t an easy fix, so you may have to contact a professional technician to do it for you. The team at JM Heating and Cooling specializes in cleaning air ducts.
After your air ducts and filters are cleaned of allergens, your entire home will need to be cleaned and dusted too.
Get an Air Purifier
Another way you can manage ac allergies during the winter is by adding an air purifier. Air purifiers remove irritating substances and particles from your home.
Also, they help to increase the air quality in your home which improves the health of you and your family. Poor air quality not only aggravates allergies but it could lead to upper respiratory diseases and even lung damage.
Get an Air Humidifier
Furnaces tend to make the air in your home dry. The drier the air, the more it irritates your eyes and throat. Eliminate this problem by purchasing an air humidifier.
A humidifier brings the humidity level to around 35 to 50 percent — this makes it easier to manage allergies symptoms.
The HVAC experts at JM Heating and Cooling offer top-notch humidifier services. We can install a whole-home humidifier in new or pre-existing heating and cooling systems.
Keep AC Allergies in Check with Regular HVAC Maintenance
The best way to stay on top of ac allergies is to get regular HVAC maintenance. Proper maintenance not only decreases the number of allergens and substances in your home but it improves the health of your entire family.
Don’t hesitate to contact a professional to clean your filters and air ducts.
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