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How to Fight Spring Allergies with Your HVAC

by VitalStorm Content on March 7, 2019

how to fight spring allergies

Spring is here, which means pollen is about to fill the air. For anyone who suffers from seasonal allergies, spring loses a lot of its charm. But if you use your HVAC system to purify your air, you can spend less time with your nose in a tissue!

At Blue Flame, we love to help our customers stay happy and healthy. Here is our guide on how to fight spring allergies with your HVAC from our team of expert technicians.

1. Replace your filter regularly.

Your air filter is designed to trap airborne allergens like dust and pollen so that they won’t float out of your vents and into your lungs. However, air filters can’t do their job right forever. Once they become too clogged with dust, they won’t be as effective at trapping particles and they will make your whole HVAC system inefficient.

In order to keep your indoor air quality (IAQ) as fresh as possible, you should change your filter every 30-90 days. If you live in a house with pet hair or smoke, or if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma, go ahead and change your filter on a monthly basis.

2. Clean your vents and ducts.

Dust and pollen collect in your air ducts and on your vent covers. Cut down on allergens with a little bit of spring cleaning.

Remove vent covers and vacuum out the inside of your air duct spaces. Use this DIY air duct maintenance tutorial to help you figure it out. Wipe down your vent covers thoroughly before you replace them.

If DIY air duct cleaning sounds like a pain when you already suffer from allergies, hire professional HVAC technicians to do the job instead. A team of licensed, qualified HVAC employees will be able to get rid of the excess dust in no time.

3. Invest in air purification products.

Did you know that you can improve your IAQ even further by installing air purifiers in your home or directly into your ductwork?

Using new technology such as ultraviolet light, activated carbon, or negative ion air purifiers can remove even the most microscopic particles from your air. Check out this blog about some of the biggest benefits of air purifiers.

We hope these tips help you fight spring allergies with your HVAC system.

You don’t have to live on Benadryl and tears. Give these HVAC tips a try and ease your spring allergies this year!

With lots of dusting and vacuuming combined with HVAC maintenance, you can improve your indoor air quality for the season.

If you have any questions about air purification technology or tips for keeping your air ducts clean, give us a call at Blue Flame. One of our trained technicians will be happy to assist you.

At Blue Flame, we are committed to an exceptional and eco-friendly experience every time you use our heating, air conditioning, and electrical services. Call us at (206) 388-5667 and speak to a member of our team.