Regular HVAC Care Helps Reduce Indoor Allergens
Allergens are annoying. Airborne allergens in Colorado such as mold spores, dust mites and pet dander can wreak havoc on your family, especially to those who have allergies or other respiratory problems. They can cause runny noses, itchy throats, red eyes, sneezing, coughing and make the air in your home harder to breathe. The good news is that regular HVAC maintenance can drastically reduce the amount of allergens in your home.
A lot of people fail to realize this, but your HVAC system is one of the major sources of allergens in your home. It can both harbor and spread contaminants into your home.
Even if you vacuum and dust your home, a large amount of allergens will still be floating around in the air. With your windows locked up and your heating system running day in and day out during the winter, all these contaminants are pulled into your HVAC system and re-circulated into your home 5 to 7 times a day. When these particles become airborne, you can breathe them in which can trigger allergies, asthma or other respiratory problems.
Keeping your system in good shape can make a big difference in the management of your allergy symptoms. Have your HVAC system checked and inspected by a professional every year. During the appointment, your HVAC technician will clean and inspect the system, air ducts and coils. This will help improve indoor air quality. Plus, it will also make your system last longer and operate more efficiently.
Make sure your Colorado HVAC system has a clean air filter. Ideally, you should replace your air filters every 3 months. But since they trap airborne pollutants, we recommend inspecting your filters every month and changing them whenever necessary.
There is nothing like regular HVAC maintenance to keep indoor allergens at bay. Please call Carbon Valley Heating and Air to schedule HVAC maintenance, a service appointment, or to learn more about reducing allergens in your home.