For many people in the San Antonio area, spring and allergies go together like peas and carrots. While there are plenty of ways to alleviate the misery of allergy season, the best allergy-fighting tool in your arsenal might be right under your nose — your HVAC system.
Keep Those HVAC Vents Clean
It’s easy to forget about your HVAC system’s supply and return air vents. Dusty vents can also lead to a dusty home, so it’s always a good idea to vacuum or wipe them down before using your HVAC system. Cleaning those dirty air vents can help reduce allergy and asthma flare-ups.
Replace Your Air Filters Frequently
Not changing your air filters in a timely manner is another bad habit that can contribute to allergy symptoms in your home. There’s only so long you can use your air filters before they eventually become clogged with dust and debris. Changing your air filter every season can help improve HVAC performance and control allergy-causing particles at the same time.
Don’t forget that you can change your air filter more frequently if the need arises. If you have pets in your home or you’re dealing with severe indoor air quality issues, you should change your air filter on a monthly basis.
Upgrade to a Better Air Filter
The air filter you already have for your HVAC system might not cut it when it comes to fighting allergies. Switching from a standard fiberglass air filter to a pleated air filter can help your HVAC system do a better job of trapping allergy-causing particles. Look for an air filter that offers a MERV rating between 7 and 13 for the best results.
Call for Backup
Don’t be afraid to call on your HVAC professional whenever you need help controlling seasonal allergies in your home. A little preventive maintenance can go a long way towards keeping your HVAC system healthy and allergen-free.
To learn more about controlling allergies in your San Antonio home, give to the experts at Beyer Boys a call today.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the greater San Antonio, Texas area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).