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Fight Allergens With Your HVAC System

The spring brings joy to many of us. The flowers are blooming, the weather is warming up, the sun gives everyone that uplifting feeling. However, for many of us, the springtime also is the start of ‘allergy season', but did you know that your HVAC unit could help to alleviate allergies?

Does the right filter help?

Yes, it does! Investing in a highly efficient HVAC filter can help greatly when it comes to fighting allergies. A good quality filter will produce very clean air, getting rid of all those nasty particles that are going to make you sneeze, cough or make your eyes water. You want to make sure that you've got the right filter, so it's worth talking to your local heating and air conditioning specialist for their recommendations.

When was the last time you gave your unit a spring clean?

Making sure your indoor and outdoor units are as clean as possible ensures that your system will run efficiently. This time of year is the optimum time to give your HVAC system a spring clean. Vents collect dirt over time, which means that this could get circulated around your home. You want to make sure this is removed so it's time to get out a wet cloth and give your units a wipe down.

During your spring clean are you checking for mold?

If not then you should be!  A humid, moist environment is the perfect place for mold to thrive.  This one is extremely important because not only can mold spores cause allergies they can also be the cause of sickness.

When was the last time your HVAC unit was serviced?

If you don't know then the answer is you need it serviced now. Preventative maintenance will ensure that your system is running as efficiently as possible. It will also ensure that your unit is dust and blockage free to assist in preventing allergies.

Don't let the dust particles win! Use your HVAC system to help reduce the misery of itchy eyes, a scratchy throat and tickly nose!