Spring showers may bring May flowers, but they also bring unwanted allergies to over millions of people. Sometimes spring can be miserable for those with allergies. Before you give up hope, believe us when we say that spring maintenance on you HVAC system can actually help reduce most of the allergens in you home letting you enjoy spring.
The Problem: Allergens
Allergens are brought into your home through air, they fix themselves on the surfaces in your home, and they can make you and your family feel miserable. Allergens are airborne particles that can come from many things in the spring including but not limited to: pet dander, dust mites, mold, and more.
The Solution: HVAC Maintenance
Having maintenance done this spring on your HVAC unit can help remove those unwanted allergens that have been residing In your home making you feel miserable. Below are five HVAC maintenance tips for you to try this spring to make things more enjoyable for you and your family.
For better air quality a high-quality furnace filter is one of the first changes you should make to your HVAC unit. When looking for your high quality furnace filter you want to make sure it has at least a MERV 8 rating, which means that more of the allergens in your home will be reduced. Every month you should be checking your high quality furnace filter and every couple months you should be changing them out.
2. Ridding your HVAC outdoor/indoor unit of debris
Air conditioning units placed outside your home pull air into your home to your HVAC unit. This is the air that is being circulated through your home. Clear away the dust and the debris from this outdoor unit often to help reduce the particles coming into your home and being distributed through the air. Remember not to neglect your indoor HVAC unit as well. Dust and debris can accumulate anywhere even in your home and checking for them every so often can also help to keep your air free of allergens.
Mold develops in your home where there is the most moisture or humidity. Places in your HVAC unit or around it where mold can thrive are: ducts, drip pan, drain, coils, and air handler. Make sure to check these places every so often as to reduce mold or catch it before it can grow.
4. Dust registers, return vents, and more
When cleaning your home dusting is usually part of the to do list, and this to do list is usually done once a week. Although dusting is usually done what is forgotten to dust is your registers and your return vents. Your HVAC unit pushes air through these vents, which then get circulated throughout your home. Making sure to dust these while doing your weekly cleaning can ensure that your homes air quality stays cleaner.
5. Schedule an HVAC maintenance appointment with us!
Spring is commonly known to be allergy season, which means you should schedule your HVAC appointment with Modern Mechanical to help ensure your family an allergen free spring. Give us a call today at 515-635-5525 to schedule your appointment!