Beat Springtime Allergies with a Little HVAC Maintenance
You have dusted and cleaned the house, top to bottom. Yet, your springtime allergies are still going strong. Did you know that doing a little HVAC maintenance can help keep those allergies at bay?
Here are some HVAC maintenance tasks you can perform to reduce springtime allergens in your house:
- Check and change HVAC air filters regularly. These filters protect your HVAC equipment from dust and debris. More advanced models also clean the air in your home to a certain degree.
- Check your ductwork for dust build-up, mold and mildew. Use a flashlight to check inside the ducts. If you see any mold or mildew, you need to find the source of moisture and stop the leak. Then a thorough professional duct cleaning is in order.
- Examine the ductwork for gaps or leaks. You can do this while you are checking the ducts for dust or mold. Duct leaks not only allow conditioned air to escape, but polluted, allergy-laden air to enter the ducts and then spread through your home.
- Keep the duct registers clear of dust. As the air is blown into your home, any dust that sits on the register is also blown out into your home.
- Schedule at least one annual HVAC maintenance visit, or better yet two: one before the cooling season starts and then again in the fall, before the heating season. During this maintenance check your HVAC professional can verify that the system is running efficiently and that the air filters are in working order.
Another benefit of regular maintenance is a reduced energy bill due to improved system efficiency. If you want more information on how to keep your home clear of allergens, please contact us at Bryans United Air Conditioning. We proudly serve our neighbors in New Orleans and the surrounding communities.
Written by Zach Mouton
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