Spring allergies can be a major pain, and they’re even worse when your air conditioner and heater seem to exaggerate the problem. You always hope that coming home to a climate-controlled space will make you feel more comfortable. But an HVAC system can often make things worse, pushing the air throughout the home so that any contaminants in the air, like dust and pollen, only continue to circulate.
Systems that Can Help
To help you get through the spring in a healthful and comfortable way, we recommend that you install a whole-home indoor air quality system. Whole-home systems are more effective than small, point-of-use systems, because the air circulating through your HVAC system is often the problem. Your standard home air filter might miss some of the most problematic small particles in the air, but some of these systems may help.
- Air Filtration System – An additional air filtration system in the ducts can help to catch all of those tiny particles that your air filter may miss.
- Electronic Air Purifier – An electronic air cleaner might be even more effective, using an ionization process to charge particles which then cling to a set of metal plates in the ducts.
- UV Lights – These kill the worst contaminants in your air, like viruses and bacteria.
Replace Older Equipment
Maybe you had an indoor air quality system installed several years ago, and you’ve just started to notice that your allergies are acting up again. It may be time to replace your older equipment so that you can get through the spring without worry. Of course, you could just need to clean out the plates in your air purifier, or replace the standard filter in your HVAC system. If you’re not sure, talk to a professional today.
Boehmer Heating & Cooling provides indoor air quality services for your HVAC system in Baldwin-Whitehall. Call our friendly staff for exceptional customer service.