How Can I Tackle Indoor Allergens?

Winter already seems to be a distant memory for San Antonio residents. While many are happy to bask in the comfortable springtime temperatures, others may not be as thrilled about the seasonal shift since the warmth is offset by the resurgence of allergens. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, 20 million adults suffer from seasonal indoor and outdoor allergies.1 For many of these people, spring is synonymous with a runny nose and itchy eyes. Luckily, though, there are plenty of ways seasonal allergy sufferers can relieve their allergy symptoms indoors with the right equipment. Try installing any of these appliances in your HVAC unit to banish allergens from your home.

Air Filters

It all starts with the basics. If you want the best protection during allergy season, you’ll need to bolster your HVAC system’s first line of defense: your air filter. Air filters are designed to protect both you and your HVAC unit’s internal components from pollen and other allergens. Therefore, it may be best to swap out cheaper air filters for a higher quality one during seasons when allergens are abundant. Choosing a filter with a high HEPA rating and more surface area will ensure it can collect as many particles as possible without affecting the HVAC unit’s function. However, because there is so much pollen in the air during spring, you’ll still need to replace or clean your air filter monthly for best results.

Air Purifiers

If an air filter isn’t quite cutting it in your home, you may benefit from investing in an air purifier. These machines are installed inside your HVAC unit, usually along the ductwork, and clean the air. Air purifiers perform much more rigorous cleaning process than a fiberglass air filter, as the purifier uses ionization technology to electrically charge the allergens in the air so they cling to the sides of the purifier, which are oppositely charged. This ensures the air that successfully leaves the purification area is as clean as possible. Remember: you or a professional HVAC technician may need to clean the purifier regularly, especially during allergy season, to ensure it continues working correctly.

If cold and flu season has you down, UV light air cleaners could be another excellent addition to your HVAC suite. UV light is well known as a sterilizing force commonly used to treat lab or hospital equipment. UV lights kill germs and bacteria by exposing indoor air to UV radiation, ensuring illness doesn’t spread throughout your home, especially if one or more people are already sick.

Dehumidifiers

San Antonio homeowners know that spring often goes hand in hand with rain. All that extra moisture can collect mold and mildew spores in the air, allowing them to infiltrate your home and causing your allergy symptoms to flare up even when you haven’t left your house. While overly dry air isn’t exactly pleasant for many people, a dehumidifier may be just what you need if allergies are making your life miserable. By installing a dehumidifier in your HVAC unit or using a portable one in your house, you can cut down on the amount of water vapor floating through the air that is laden with allergens and bacteria that can worsen your symptoms. From mold to the common cold, a dehumidifier can whisk away moisture and leave allergens without transportation through the air.

Feel Better This Spring with Aramendia Plumbing Heating & Air

Nothing puts a damper on the beauty of spring like itchy, watery eyes, runny noses and hacking coughs. If you’re used to feeling miserable come March, make this year the one when you take control of your symptoms while you’re at home. Installing the right appliances to help you manage your symptoms isn’t exactly a DIY job, however, so it’s best to trust the friendly, knowledgeable HVAC technicians at Aramendia to accomplish this for you. Our team will help you choose the most appropriate additions for your unit and service it during your yearly HVAC tune-up. Contact us online or call 210-654-1034 to receive your quote today!

1 http://www.aafa.org/page/allergy-facts.aspx

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