by Cooper Climate Control
Spring is here and Summer is upon us in few weeks, and with it the dreaded seasonal allergens. Unfortunately, allergens have no trouble infiltrating your home through open doors and windows or even through the A/C. In fact, indoor allergen levels are often even higher than those outdoors! Fear not, however, because HVAC maintenance reduces spring allergens and makes the air in your home safe to breathe again.
What Are the Allergens? The most common allergens found indoors include: Pet dander, hair or urine Mold particles Dust mites Pollen Some originate in your home. Others, like dust mites and pollen, come from the great outdoors. But wherever the allergens come from, keeping your A/C well-maintained will help filter them out and let fresh clean air in. What Does ‘Maintenance’ Mean? There are a few factors that go into the maintenance of your HVAC. Cleaning your A/C. An A/C covered in dirt and dust does nothing but blow dusty air into your home. An annual maintenance check by a professional can do this job for you. Keep up on your filter replacements. The older a filter is, the fewer allergens it will catch and the more it will release back into the air. Your filter should tell you exactly when to replace it, but you have to check it regularly. Try checking the filter every month, and expect to change it at least every three months. The air ducts need cleaning, too. This one is definitely best left to a professional who knows the workings of your A/C’s air ducts. Keep in mind that a poorly maintained HVAC system isn’t just blowing allergens back into your home, it’s also trapping you in with the allergens you already have, such as animal dander. All in all, HVAC maintenance reduces spring allergens by far, and taking care of your A/C may very well spare you the sneezing and sniffles this year. For more tips on the proper HVAC maintenance to keep your Arizona home allergen-free, contact Cooper Climate Control Heating & Air Conditioning.