Fall is approaching Charleston, South Carolina, which means that you’re preparing for a new bout with allergies. You’ve bought extra tissues, restocked your medicine cabinet, and you clean your home frequently, but you may be forgetting a vital ally in the fight against allergies: your HVAC system. These three strategies will help you prepare your HVAC system to fight allergies and build a healthy home.
Install a Whole-Home Air Purifier to Help With Allergies
Nothing will reduce allergens in your home like a whole-home air purifier. As hard as you try to prevent pollen, dirt, and other allergens from entering your home, pollutants will inevitably invade your living space. While your standard HVAC air filter catches many of these pollutants as they pass through the system, a whole-home air purifier catches far more particles and neutralizes them, preventing them from harming your indoor air quality further.
Change Your Air Filter
Your air filter, along with proper maintenance, can be a helpful ally in your fight against fall allergies. Your filter catches many of the particles that circulate through your HVAC system, but over time, that filter can clog. A clogged air filter can cut indoor air quality because it can’t catch any more pollutants. Changing your air filter once a month will transform a potential problem into a tool against allergies.
Install a Whole-Home Ventilator
One way to build a healthy home is to seal your living space to prevent outside air, and its pollutant hitchhikers, from entering. However, air with nowhere to go can quickly become stale. This means that whatever pollutants enter your home on your clothes or on your pets continually circulate throughout your home. A whole-home ventilator works with your HVAC system to bring in fresh air and filter it before it reaches your living space, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of circulation without the associated risks.
Don’t let allergies keep you from enjoying this fall; leave the allergy-fighting to your HVAC system. To improve your indoor air quality with an air purifier or ventilator, call AC Heating and Air Conditioning Services at 843-277-9928.
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