It’s no surprise that homeowners want a living environment that is clean, healthy, and free from allergens. With seasons changing, allergies tend to be triggered by being more frequently exposed to pollen or dander.
Having a reliable heating and cooling system in your household can filter out these airborne irritants. Here are some ways to maintain the HVAC unit so it can help reduce allergens and also improve indoor air quality.
Keep the Air Filters Clean
Cleaning a reusable air filter regularly ensures that the HVAC unit takes in and distributes allergen-free air. Filters with accumulated dirt and debris impede airflow into the unit and poorly remove potential allergy triggers. If the unit uses disposable filters, make sure they are replaced every three months or when necessary.
Additionally, cleaning on a regular basis, particularly if you have pets or kids, can help. Allergens build up in the air and adhere to the HVAC air filter. Regularly vacuuming carpeted areas or rugs and mopping floors can help keep HVAC unit filters from accumulating dirt and debris too often.
Dirty filters prevent the unit from distributing clean air throughout your home. By keeping the filters clean, it ensures adequate HVAC functionality and helps keep your household free from allergens.
Upgrade the Filters
Replacement HVAC filters that have a MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) rating of ten or above can help filter more allergens. Pleated filters are considered electrostatic since they have electrostatic characteristics and usually have a MERV rating of 8 to 13. Because of the way they are made, they naturally have static electricity, which increases the amount of dirt and allergens they can filter out.
Meanwhile, High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are another option. These have a MERV rating of about 17 to 20 and can prevent viruses, bacteria, mold, and smaller pollen from spreading throughout your household.
Maintain Clear Air Ducts
Filtered and fresh air is distributed through the ducts of the HVAC unit. Professionally cleaned ducts make sure that these airways are free from accumulated dust, dirt, insects, hair, and dander.
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