After a long winter, we are officially into spring and looking forward to warmer days ahead. For some of us, the change in seasons triggers the onset of seasonal allergies becoming more annoying to deal with. Did you know that air quality in your home can play a significant role in how well you are able to deal with allergy symptoms? In fact, your HVAC system can actually help with your allergy symptoms – when properly maintained.
With warmer temperatures, many people are inclined to want to open up windows in their home rather than use their AC system. While fresh air seems like a good idea, if you suffer with allergies, you may want to reconsider. When opening the windows, you are inviting pollens and other allergens into your home. These pollens and allergens can attach to rugs and other soft surfaces in your home and hang around long after your windows are closed.
When your HVAC system has been properly maintained and kept clean, it is highly effective at helping with allergy symptoms. Routine filter changes are crucial to keep your system running at peak performance. It is also very helpful to have professional cleanings done on your system frequently to prevent dust and mold growth inside of your unit. In addition to your HVAC system, Cooper Climate Control offers several additional options for your home comfort and health.
Air purifiers added to your unit provide maximum air purification, cleaning over 100x more air than portable units. These purifiers capture and kill airborne viruses, bacteria and mold and do not need to be cleaned – simply replace the media cartridge.
Humidifiers are another option for those battling allergies. These units are nearly silent while running and humidify air to avoid irritated sinuses, noses, throats and dry skin. When the time comes, removal and replacement of the pad is quick and convenient.
If you haven’t had HVAC system maintenance performed recently on your system or would like to learn more about the options we can offer to help make your home more healthy, call your Heating & Cooling Specialist today!