Allergies can be incredibly uncomfortable, and hard to avoid if you’re often outdoors but even harder if you’re inside your home. Unexpected allergens can cause an allergic reaction, making your life miserable for you and those around you! Thankfully, there are several ways to reduce the amount of allergens – via your HVAC system.
Let’s go over some of the most effective ways to eliminate allergens in your home and improve your indoor air quality.
- Change Your Furnace Air Filters Regularly
One of the simplest and most effective ways to reduce allergens in your home is by regularly changing the air filter in your furnace. This filter is a fibre sheet, wrapped in cardboard, that you typically slide into a slot on the front of your furnace. It can trap dust particles, pet dander, and other airborne particles that can trigger allergies. If a filter becomes too clogged or dirty, it won’t be able to trap anything, leading to more allergens floating through your house ductwork and out into your rooms.
To keep them at bay, check your air filters every 2-3 months and replace them if they look dark or if you find your allergies acting up. These are easy to find at any home hardware store.
- Clean Your Ducts and Vents Regularly
In addition to keeping up with air filters, if allergies are getting you down, consider getting a quote to clean your ductwork and floor/ceiling vents. Dust particles will accumulate here over time, which will then get distributed throughout your home when your heating system or AC unit kicks in.
Make sure you vacuum out any vents that are accessible (like floor vents) every few months to remove any dust buildup before it gets circulated around the house.
- Check for Leaks
A regular service call by our GPH Mechanical techs will include leaks in your HVAC system. Additionally, it’s essential to check for standing water near or around the unit itself; if standing water is nearby, it could mean that condensation is leaking from somewhere within the system—which could lead to mould growth if left unchecked for too long.
Save Time and Money With Annual Maintenance by GPH
The best way to ensure that your HVAC system is running efficiently is by scheduling annual maintenance. During this visit, we will inspect your system’s components for any signs of wear or damage, replace the air filter, and check for leaks. By scheduling regular maintenance visits, you can rest assured that all parts are working properly and helping to reduce allergy triggers in your home. Call us today!