Spring is just around the corner, which means seasonal allergies will soon run rampant. Before asthma and other respiratory problems become an issue within your household, you must protect your home — and your HVAC system — against pollen, pet dander and other airborne allergens. Here local heating and air conditioning service contractor Modern Air Solutions, Inc. shares tips for keeping springtime allergens out of your home comfort equipment.
Schedule an HVAC inspection. A contaminated heating and cooling unit may inadvertently blow airborne particles throughout your house, including pollen and mold spores. Call your local contractor and schedule a thorough inspection of your HVAC system to ensure it’s working properly. See to it that the service appointment includes duct cleaning and the changing of dirty air filters. Consider investing in a dehumidifier as well to keep humidity levels in check.
Clean or replace HVAC filters. Air filters capture airborne contaminants as indoor air circulates through your HVAC system. The longer they sit without being cleaned or replaced, the more pollen, dust, pet hair and other debris will collect inside your system. The filters will become clogged, forcing your unit to work harder and become less efficient at providing conditioned air. Make sure to change your filters every two to three months. Better yet, upgrade to a better model capable of removing at least 99.97% of contaminants in the air.
Remove debris from around the outdoor unit. The outdoor unit of your HVAC system houses integral components like the compressor, cooling fins, coils and fans. Get rid of any nearby debris, including dead leaves, twigs and weeds, and keep the surrounding area open and free of any obstructions. Maintain at least 24 inches of clearance around it to ensure proper airflow. Limit exposure by bordering it with gravel or brick so no plants grow beside it.
For top-notch heating and air conditioning repair and maintenance, turn to Modern Air Solutions Inc. Our team of NATE-certified technicians will ensure your HVAC system’s efficiency and performance this spring and beyond. Call (630) 534-9037 or fill out our contact form to schedule a service appointment.