How Your HVAC System Can Help You Cope With Allergies

Alexa Morales

A home can have many unexpected allergens in them that you might not realize are there. Since allergies are directly related to the quality of the air that you breathe, it is important that your HVAC system does its part to keep your air as allergen free as possible. If you do the following three things, it will help everyone in your home with allergies.

Clean Your HVAC System's Air Filter

Leaving a filthy air filter in your HVAC system can contribute to the allergens in the air. This is because dirty filters cannot attract the allergens as the air passes through. The filter will inefficiently filter all air as well, also making your HVAC system less effective overall.

Air filters need to be clean to attract allergens, dust, and pollen. Clean filters will provide better air quality.  It will help family members that have asthma, since poor air quality will make it difficult for them to breathe.

Have A Whole Home Air Purifier Installed

Consider having a local HVAC contractor install a whole home air purification system that works with your furnace. An air purification system can do wonders for those with allergies, as it helps cycle and clean the air in your home.

Purification systems help reduce dust, smoke, and odors in the air throughout your home. It will also keep these things off the surface areas like counter tops and furniture, helping your home stay clean.

Air purification systems work, which is why they are a popular choice in hospitals. You may be surprised at how it will help improve the overall air quality of your home.

Maintain Proper Humidity Levels

You should be keeping your home's humidity levels between 30% and 50%. It will help prevent bacteria, mildew, and mold growth, as well as a potential dust mite infestation. Just make sure to bring humidity levels down to the lower end of the spectrum during the colder winter months.

If the humidity is too high, you will see condensation form on your windows and furniture, leading to potential problems like wood furniture expanding. High humidity will also allow allergens to stay in the air and cause your allergies to flare up. 

Having allergies can make breathing difficult at times, but thankfully, you have full control of the air quality in your own home. Following these tips will let your HVAC system do all the work in creating clean air that is allergen free.

For more information, contact Coral Home Comfort or a similar company.