Outdoor allergy sufferers may try to find solace within the walls of their homes. But if their air conditioners are not well-maintained, there still will be many allergy triggers floating around in the air unseen. We take a look at why AC maintenance is especially vital at the homes of allergy sufferers.
When your AC is at its best and your air filter is consistently kept changed, you will have the highest quality of air possible in your home and a top reduction in allergens. Your air filter is just that – a filter that will trap the particles that can trigger your allergies and prevent them from floating throughout your home via your HVAC system. It is vital to have a clean filter in place, and you should keep track of when you change it and when it needs to be changed next. Getting off schedule can prompt your filter to be unable to trap particles if it is too full and dirty.
A well-maintained AC can also help keep your home’s humidity well-balanced. Depending on your allergies, you can work to have your home’s humidity at the optimal level to keep your allergies at bay. If you are not sure about the best levels, our team at Naughton Mechanical can go over your own space and customize answers to you and your family. We can discuss your family member’s allergies and the best next steps.
Beyond keeping up with your air filter maintenance, here are other ideas for allergy sufferers.
Overall maintenance: If your air conditioner is old, needs repairs or is not energy-efficient, you may not have the top quality air in your home. Our team can inspect your system and AC unit and offer any guidance on what is needed. Air quality is very important to those who suffer from allergies.
Duct work: Your ducts are the connections between your HVAC system and your vents. Air that passes through cannot stay clean if your ductwork is moldy or has leaks.
Whole house air purifier: If you do not currently have an air purifier, you should consider installing one that will help with the air in your whole home. Whole house air purifiers work with your HVAC system for the cleanest air possible.
Our Naughton Mechanical crew members are the heating and cooling professionals who are ready to serve you and your family. We work on all aspects of your HVAC system as well as air cleaners and purifiers. We are a family-owned and operated company as we carry on our core values for more than 20 years. If you have an emergency, we are available and we will provide free estimates before we begin any work. If you have any questions, please reach out through our online contact form.