If you have allergies, then you know how much they can affect your day-to-day life. Allergies can keep you from getting a restful night’s sleep and they can keep you from being productive at work.
The best way to help your allergies, to be plain and simple, is to avoid your allergens. Thankfully, with Express Air Conditioning & Heating, this is doable. With the right AC, your allergies can definitely be helped.
AC Maintenance Also Leads To Allergy Relief
The best way that you can alleviate your allergies from within your home is to keep your air conditioning system up to date with its maintenance. Since your air conditioner is part of the overall heating, cooling and ventilating system in your home, it needs a clean air filter.
Some common particles (that often trigger allergic reactions) blocked by air filters are:
- Pet Dander
- Dust Mites
Some systems can trap even smaller particles. Typically, this is done with a fine HEPA filter.
With a clean air filter, you can ensure that your HVAC system is cleaning your home’s air of anything that may worsen your allergies. By changing your AC’s air filters on a regular basis, you can help eliminate your indoor allergies.
AC Efficiency Also Controls Humidity In Your Home
Though you may not realize it, humidity can have a lot of negative effects on allergies. There are all sorts of allergens, including mold and fungus, that not only grow, but thrive, in a humid environment.
To help prevent mold and fungus from growing, it is important to keep your AC system in it’s best condition. An efficient air conditioner can keep your home’s humidity levels between 30-50%. With this, not only will those allergens be removed, but your allergy symptoms will likely clear up.
Regular AC Upkeep Is Important For Your Home
Whether or not you have allergies, it is always very important to stay up to date on your AC system’s maintenance. If you neglect to keep your system maintained, unclean air filters and allergens circulating through your home are only a couple of the issues you may encounter.
Some things to consider during your annual HVAC system maintenance checks:
- Have a professional inspect and clean your heating and cooling systems once a year
- Change your air filters regularly (every 2-4 months)
- For severe allergies, consider using HEPA air filters
- If your air conditioner is more than 10 years old, think about upgrading it
- Remove dust and debris that may have built up on your air conditioner units and registers
- Check the drip pan, air handler, drain and coils for signs of mold, leaks or wear
Allergy Relief With Air Conditioning
Allergies are a pain. With the right air conditioning systems, you will have the right environment in your home to beat your allergies. If you have any questions or concerns about your home’s system, please feel free to call our experts at Express Air Conditioning & Heating — we are happy to help.