With spring allergy season in full swing, some sufferers seek relief by staying indoors. However, with dirty air ducts, this might not be the best decision. Unfortunately, unkempt air ducts can continue circulating allergens throughout your home.
When your HVAC circulates air through ducts that are coated in dust, your home is susceptible to a lower indoor air quality filled with allergens, pet dander, bacteria, and even mold spores. Due to the connection between indoor air quality and allergens, duct cleaning could be a solution for allergy sufferers.
In addition to consulting an Enviro-Air specialist for a residential duct cleaning, there are a few steps you can take as well:
• Dust the registers and return vents of your HVAC system with a damp cloth to prevent stirring up particles.
• Install a high-quality air filter and change it regularly. We recommend filters with a MERV rating of 8 or higher.
• Locate your outdoor unit and ensure it is clean. Remove any debris.
• Vacuum or mop the area around your indoor unit.
If you suffer from seasonal allergies, spring HVAC maintenance can help. Not only will proper residential duct cleaning improve indoor air quality, but it will drastically decrease the number of allergens within your home.
Say goodbye to sneezes by giving the Enviro-Air specialists a call today!