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What Your HVAC System Can Do to Alleviate Allergens at Home

Dealing with allergies can be very annoying and disruptive. Some people will even get sick on a regular basis or have trouble functioning. Many homeowners don’t realize that your HVAC system can actually alleviate allergens if you do some simple tasks.

Schedule a Yearly Inspection

If you want your HVAC system to alleviate allergies, the first thing you should do is schedule its yearly inspection. A professional HVAC technician will give the equipment a quick checkup and tuneup. By helping your system run more smoothly, it’s less likely to put allergens into the air while it’s running.

Upgrade the Unit’s Air Filter

If you’re using an air filter with a MERV rating of less than 10, then you’re not removing enough allergens from the air. By choosing a HEPA filter, at least 99.97% of pollutants will be stopped before the air is circulated back into your home. Ask your techician if your system is capable of the added resistance these filters provide before installing. Too much air flow resistance could increase your energy consumption or even damage your unit.  Also, be sure to check the filter every month or two and either clean or replace it as needed.

Purchase HEPA Air Purifiers

There are different types of air purifiers on the market, including portable units and whole-house systems. Both are extremely effective at removing allergens from your home’s air. Always choose one with the HEPA label on it to ensure optimal performance.

Install a UV Light System

Another very effective way that your HVAC equipment can help you alleviate allergens is with the installation of a UV light system. These lights are installed inside your equipment, which means that you won’t be exposed to the ultraviolet rays.

For more information on how to alleviate allergens or if you’re in need of HVAC services, reach out to Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company today. We’ve been serving Yuma and the surrounding areas for more than 70 years.