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Using Your HVAC to Alleviate Allergies

We don’t know about you, but we are extremely excited that spring is here! Flowers are blooming and the sun is shining, but along with these changes comes an increase in seasonal allergies. For allergy sufferers, going outside for even short periods of time can be miserable, and it results in eyes watering and noses running. Thankfully, there are solutions that can help make spring a tolerable and even enjoyable season even for those with extreme allergies. Here’s how your HVAC system can help alleviate symptoms from seasonal allergies.

Use High-Quality Filters

The filters for both your heating and air conditioning in Avondale should be high-quality to ensure that the air is being filtered properly and efficiently. Filters are measured in MERVs, meaning they are categorized based on the level of particle filtration that they complete. While the highest possible MERV rating is 20, our team recommends using a filter with a MERV rating of 8 because these filters are more beneficial for trapping small particles. Another important part of high-quality air filters is changing them out every three months; you might need to do this more often if you have a pet or if you notice that your filters are quickly becoming damp.

Dust Your Home

It’s no secret that allergy sufferers do not do well with dust. Take your health into your own hands this spring by dusting your home as often as possible. Dust all surfaces of your home as well as your HVAC systems to minimize the number of particles being circulated. This will also help increase the efficiency of your HVAC unit so it does not have to fight through the dust particles to push air out.

Maintain the Right Humidity Level

You may not think that your home’s humidity levels have an impact on your seasonal allergies, but humidity levels that are too high or too low may heighten your allergies even more. If your home is too humid, it can trigger mold to grow and cause your skin’s pores to clog. If you need help finding the right humidity level in your home, our team is here to help!  

Before the weather gets warmer, call our team at American Home Heating to see how we can help minimize your seasonal allergies! We don’t want to see you trapped inside because your allergies are so bad. While we are there, we can also evaluate your air conditioning in Avondale to ensure your system is running as it should be.

We look forward to hearing from you!