Every year, spring brings flowers, longer days, warmer temperatures, and, unfortunately, allergies. All that pollen and dust in the air can be unpleasant for those who are susceptible to the allergens. Fortunately, there are some preventive measures you can take this season to improve the air quality in your home, starting with the air conditioning system.
How to Improve Indoor Air Quality With Your Air Conditioning System
1. Duct Cleaning
Duct cleaning is recommended every three to five years, but people with more severe allergies might want to have it done more often. All of the air sent through your air conditioning system runs through the ducts on its way into your home. Those ducts will experience a buildup of dust, pollen, mold, and other allergens, which get blown into your home through the vents. Cleaning will completely clear them out, so you know you won’t be blowing harmful particles into your home.
Because your system pulls its air from the outdoors, that air is full of pollen and other particles. It’s sent through the filter, which is designed to catch most of those allergens and ensure better air quality in your home. Replace your air filter every two to three months, or more frequently if you have pets, so it won’t get clogged and stop doing its job.
3. Air Purification
If your family members still need fresh air, a whole-home air purifier is your best option. An HVAC contractor can install this for you. These systems are equipped with high-efficiency particulate air filters, which are capable of trapping allergens that not even a high-efficiency HVAC filter can catch.
When you want to nip your springtime allergies in the bud, hire a contractor to handle each of these tasks. Woodall Heating & Cooling has been serving the homeowners in the Wiregrass, AL, area for over 30 years. They are known for their high-quality work, which is why they have been voted as the top local HVAC company 14 years in a row by Enterprise Ledger readers. In addition to air conditioning systems, their fully trained and certified team can take care of garage doors, fireplaces, and gutters. Visit them online or call (334) 347-1243 today to schedule an appointment.