After a long, hot summer, many of us welcome the cooler temperatures and brisk air associated with the arrival of autumn. Unfortunately, fall finds a number of people struggling with seasonal allergies. Luckily, your HVAC filters can help filter fall allergies out of your home. This is great news, especially in light of allergy statistics researched and published by Johns Hopkins University,
“Allergies affect more than 50 million people in the United States. Pollen allergy (hay fever or allergic rhinitis) affects about 8 percent of adults in the United States. Allergies are the sixth leading chronic illness in the United States.”
Improve the indoor air quality in your home by keeping a close eye on critical HVAC components like air filters, ducts, and the overall health of your HVAC unit.
Three Key HVAC Components for Fall Allergen Filtration
As you know, the air filter in your HVAC system is like a checkpoint that outdoor air must pass through before entering your home. Common sense tells us that a dirty air filter is not going to do much to allow clean air into your home. It’s critical that you change the air filter, swapping a dirty, used one for a brand new, clean version on a regular basis.
Of course, if you have a permanent air filter, you can’t dispose of and replace it as readily. Instead, simply remove it from your HVAC system and bring it outside to clean it properly before reinstalling back into the unit.
A clean filter is only as effective as the duct attached to it. As soon as outdoor air is filtered, it passes through to the HVAC ducts. If these air ducts are dirty, you’re just wasting the work done by the filter. Unlike cleaning or replacing your filter, air ducts are best cleaned by a professional contractor. Clean filters + clean ducts = clean, allergen-free air in your home.
Another option that can help enhance your indoor air quality can be found in the selection of indoor air quality products on the market, like air cleaners. Air cleaners can assist your home’s HVAC air filtration system, removing any lingering microscopic particles out of the air, including fall allergens.
Whenever you’re unsure about the state of your HVAC system, simply call and schedule a time for one of our technicians to take a look and diagnose next steps.
Call our team to schedule a seasonal check up for your HVAC system and rid the air inside your home of fall allergens, keeping you and your family fall allergy-free.