If you are prone to seasonal allergies, you would be knowing of the common external allergens such as pollen. But have you thought about possible indoor allergens that could trigger your allergies just like external allergens? The dust and mold build up inside your cooling and heating system recirculates through your home air. Do not ignore the indoor allergens and ensure your HVAC systems are not contaminating the air you breathe in.
Follow below given simple ways to improve air quality:
- Changing air filters: The filters in your cooling and heating equipment stop airborne particles from passing through. If the filters get clogged, their ability to prevent these allergens from leaking out deteriorates. So, change your air filters monthly during periods of heavy use to prevent any contaminant from building up in your HVAC system.
- Upgrade your air filers: If you continue to suffer from allergy symptoms, upgrade your air filters. Default filters on HVAC equipment are designed mainly to protect your HVAC system. These filters might incur some cost, but they will stop more allergens from circulating in your home’s air. A small price to stay healthy.
- Scheduling routine maintenance: Preventive maintenance by an HVAC technician includes more than a thorough cleaning. A certified cooling and heating technician also will inspect your HVAC system to ensure your equipment is running properly and make repairs as needed.
- Sealing your ducts: Small repairs and fixing of leaks in ducts can be done by home owners . But call an expert HVAC contractor for bigger fixes. Either way, sealing your ducts can significantly reduce the level of allergens in your indoor air. This is because allergens can be sucked into the ducts from any cracks and be distributed throughout your home. That’s because allergens can be sucked into your ductwork.
If you have questions about reducing allergens in your home or any other HVAC concerns, contact us StayCool Heating and Air Conditioning on 03 9703 2500. We have been proudly serving since 1983.