How To Rid Your HVAC System Of Allergens

Allergy season is upon us. If you, or anybody who lives in your home suffers from allergies, you probably do all that is possible in order to rid the inside of your home of anything that causes allergies. Cleaning and vacuuming is a big part of it, but you can do more. Whether you're allergic to dust, down feathers, pollen, animals, mites, or anything else, your HVAC system can help with allergies. That is, when in HVAC system is working properly — and the filter and components are in good shape — you're going to have better quality air inside your home, and allergies will be less of an issue.

Here are the three most important things you can do to make sure your HVAC system is working properly so that you can reduce the presence of allergens inside your home.

Keep a Clean Filter

First of all, filter replacement is very important. Many people are very surprised to find out that their filters are only meant to last a few months. That is, they realize that they haven't actually replaced their air filter in years. Furnace filters, when they are not regularly replaced, don't do their job. This results in a dirtier furnace and lower quality air inside your home. This can ultimately reduce the efficiency of both your heating and air conditioning systems (if you have central AC that it circulated by the furnace pump). So, having your air filters replaced on time is going to save you money and increase the quality of air inside your home all year long.

Duct Cleaning

Having a professional clean your air ducts once every couple years is also going to help rid your system of allergens. Even when your filter is clean, allergy causing dust and debris can build up inside the duct system. So, you want to have them cleaned by a pro. Duct cleaning isn't very expensive, it only takes a few hours. In that time, professionals can do you a lot to increase the healthiness of the air in your home.

Furnace Calibration

The next thing you need to worry about — and also the most expensive — is to have your furnace system re-calibrated every few years. When the furnace is working as efficiently as possible, not only will the filtering be better, you will also have stronger airflow.

With stronger air flowing in your home, you are going to experience better circulation, which is going to increase the overall quality of the air inside your home. Talk to a company like Day's Appliance Repair Heating & Air Conditioning Co to learn more.