When most people think of allergy relief, their minds drift to the antihistamine aisle of their friendly neighborhood pharmacy. It’s probably to say that more than 90 percent of homeowners have no idea that their HVAC system can lend a helping hand.
How can it help, you ask?
We’ll tell you.
A well-maintained HVAC system can help reduce indoor allergens
If you suffer from allergies, you probably know that things like mold, pollen and pet dander can really set things off. It’s also worth noting that your HVAC’s air filter is specifically designed to help reduce these types of allergens from circulating throughout your home.
Since your air filter provides a critical line of defense, you’ll want to invest in a good one. A high-efficiency filter with a MERV rating that’s between 14 and 16 (the higher the MERV value, the better level of filtration it will provide) is ideal for most HVAC systems.
HEPA filters, which have a MERV rating that span between 17 and 20, are generally not recommended for central HVAC systems because they tend to put additional stress on the system.
Inspect your vents and registers
Now that you have your air filter squared away, you’ll want to make sure your vents and registers are free from dust and debris. The best way to clean these is with a damp cloth, some water and a mild cleaning solution.
Clean your duct work
Most experts recommend having your ducts cleaned twice a year, because this will 1) help keep your system running effectively and 2) it will help improve airflow. If you’re uncomfortable tackling this type of job on your own, the experts at Bauer Mechanical HVAC can help
Consider a whole-home air purifier
If you’re wanting to take things to the next level, you may want to consider purchasing a whole-home air purifier. These are great for those who suffer from severe allergies or asthma, because their job is to improve the air quality within your home. They can also help everyone who lives in the home, to breathe easier.
Have questions? Call Bauer Mechanical HVAC today
When you call our company, you can rest easy in knowing you’re working with a service provider that has been helping Denver homeowners with all of their HVAC maintenance, repair and replacement needs for more than a decade.
We’re locally owned and operated, and we treat all of our customers as if they’re our neighbors (because, well, they are!)
Our company prides itself on providing all of our clients with friendly, honest service and we understand the importance of completing every job with professionalism and integrity.
If you have additional questions about how your HVAC system can help alleviate allergies, or you’re interested in having us come out to help you with springtime maintenance and/or duct cleaning, call our office today at 970-690-1021. Call today to learn why we’re the most word-of-mouth recommended HVAC service provider Colorado.