Are the seasons giving you the sniffles? Are your pets that you said would be ‘worth the allergies’ making you miserable? More than just taking allergy pills to combat the elements, maximizing your indoor air quality through HVAC tips and tricks can help you alleviate suffering for the rest of the season. Take these five tips for improving your indoor air quality through HVAC with Lenz Heating and Cooling.
1. Get Regular HVAC Maintenance
Keeping on top of your HVAC system efficiency not only keeps you from preventing major issues from arising, but also ensures that your system is maximized to put allergies at bay. With a functioning heating and cooling system, your home receives the airflow it needs to prevent the buildup of allergens inside. Call Lenz today to schedule a routine maintenance check.
2. Clean Your Filters and Ducts
Your HVAC filters are meant to be cleaned often or replaced in order to prevent debris and allergens into your home. By cleaning out the buildup on or replacing your AC filters and in your HVAC system, reduce the risk of dispersing allergens into your home. Bottom line, lean filters do their job and keep the air in your home clean.
3. Open Up Your Windows & Ventilation
Another way to clear airborne allergens is to open up windows. First, check the pollen count in your area and choose a time of year when risk of allergic reaction is low. Even though we generally think of going indoors to avoid allergy flare up, indoor air has the potential to be 100 times more polluted than outdoor air. Contact Lenz for fresh air ventilation installation to improve indoor allergy conditions.
4. Utilize Dehumidifiers
Mold growth in your home can cause reactions and symptoms that often heighten allergies. Oftentimes, the problematic mold may not be visible! Mold grows in moist places and can be prevented by keeping your environment dry with a dehumidification system. Work with Lenz to install a whole-home dehumidifier and see a great improvement in your seasonal allergies. Bonus, these help keep your home comfortable in the warm, humid summer months!
5. Kill Bacteria & Mold Spores with Air Purification
To do more than just mitigate allergens, eliminate them with an air purifier in your home. Air purifiers work to help reduce the amount of dust, pet dander, smoke, pollen, and other contaminants in the air to greatly aid in allergy and asthma reduction. Lenz offers both UV air purifiers and HEPA air purifiers to keep the air you breathe fresh and pure.
Whether you need a simple duct cleaning or a whole-home air purification system, Lenz Heating & Cooling is here for you. Give us a call today to learn more about your options or to set up a consultation.