How An HVAC Contractor Can Help Your Allergies

by Grace Motley

Many homeowners have lots of allergens in their house without even realizing it. Your allergies will directly relate to the air quality of your home. Luckily, there are some things that an HVAC contractor can do to help your allergies. Here are three suggestions.

1. Change Your Air Filter Often

One of the worst things you can do is leave your air filter for too long. When you have a dirty air filter it won't be able to attract allergens. Instead it will simply do its best to filter the air in the house, which may not be very effective leaving you with heating services that aren't doing what you need them to do.

When your air filter is new and clean it will attract, dust, pollen and allergens and keep them out of the air. This means that your air will be safer to breathe and better for your allergies. This is especially important for people with asthma, seeing that that air quality can exasperate the problem.

2. Use An Air Purifier

An HVAC contractor can install an air purifier in your home. These purifiers are great because they circulate the air in the area to make sure that everything is clean.

In fact, a purifier can reduce smoke, odors, dust, and allergens in the air. In addition, it will help to keep the surfaces clean in the house as well, by keeping the allergens out.

Hospitals use air purifiers because they know how important it is to your health. This is why you should consider installing one in your house in conjunction with your AC system. Many people are surprised how much it helps to improve the air quality in their home.

3. Keep The Ideal Humidity

The ideal humidity for a home should be somewhere between 30-50%. Too much moisture in a home can hold on to allergens worse and can cause you to have problems with an allergy flare up.

You can get a humidifiers or a dehumidifier installed in the house by an experienced contractor. This will help to ensure that the moisture in the house doesn't make the dust worse.

In addition, keeping your house at the ideal humidity will help to protect the wood in the house, as well as the windows and furnishings. Too much moisture can make the wood expand, or can cause mold. This is why it is important that you measure the humidity in your house to make sure it is right.

These are just three ways that an HVAC contractor can help your allergies.