Spring just around the corner (time flies!!!), you may be pondering how to avoid another terrible Spring and Summer of sneezing, coughing, and sniffling. We get it, and we’re here to help!
Is My Heating and Cooling System to Blame for My Allergies?
Don’t assume your HVAC system is there to protect you from allergens. It may actually be making things worse. Let’s explore the some different topics and scenarios to cover this.
Have a Dirty Air Filter?
The simplest way to address air quality is changing your air filter. This will improve the air quality in your home and reduce allergies. We recommend you change your air filter at least every 3 months.
Have Dirty Ducts in your HVAC System?
Your heating and cooling system likely has built up a solid layer of dust, pet dander, and even mold in extreme cases. Getting your system and ducts cleaned professionally is a great way to keep your air clean and relieve your allergy symptoms.
Do you have High-Quality Air Filters?
There are several types of air filters on the market: washable, disposable, and different levels of air filtration capabilities. Washable filters should be cleaned at least every monthly. Disposable filters usually come with a filtration rating of 1-20 (MERV levels). The higher the rating on your filter, the more effective it will be at filtering the air inside your home. For example, surgical rooms use a rating of 17 or higher and the average home owner uses a level 8 to 10.
Can I add Air Purifiers?
Air filters may not be enough to reduce your allergy symptoms. Air purifiers are a great option. Purifiers can either use high-grade HEPA air filters to clean the air inside your home or even use light to clean air as it passes through your system.
Depending on the level of your need, one or all of the steps above could be crucial. Let North Pacific Mechanical find a solution for you today!