Over 26 million Americans have asthma, and the most common type of asthma is triggered by allergies. What if there was a way to reduce those allergens indoors, where we spend the majority of our time? Well, there is! Here are some ways you can use your HVAC system can do just that.
1) Clean air ducts.
Since we don’t really see them, it is easy to forget about them. But your ductwork can accumulate a build up of dirt, dust and allergens that can be spread around your entire home as your HVAC circulates the air. Having your ducts checked and cleaned if they are dirty can reduce a significant number of particles in the air that could be affecting your allergies.
2) Clean filter.
For the same reason, having the right filter and replacing it regularly can make a huge improvement in your indoor air quality. The same filter that will block allergens, can instead spread them throughout your entire home, if your filter gets built up and clogged with contaminants. Keeping a clean filter not only helps with indoor air quality, it will also help your HVAC work more efficiently and extend the life of your system.However, these more powerful filters can create more pressure in your system which can cause damage if your HVAC system is not suited for high-efficiency filters. So, it is very important to ask your HVAC service technician at the Lake of the Ozarks if your system can handle it.
3) Whole-home Air Purifier.
A whole-home air purifier is a unit that is installed within your HVAC systems air handler, and it is capable of removing 99.97% of pollution and contaminants from the air. It will do so with much more efficiency than your HVAC system alone. A whole-home air purifier captures airborne particles from return air before they enter your HVAC system and can also extend the life of your HVAC system.
4) UV Light.
For another layer of protection, UV lights are a wonderful option for reducing pollutants and killing airborne allergens travelling through your return air vents. There are basically 2 types. One is installed above the evaporator and prevents the growth of microbes on the coil and drain pan. The other is installed in the return air ducts and sterilizes the air as it passes through. Your HVAC technician at the Lake of the Ozarks can advise you on the differences and help you decide which one is best for you.
5) Whole-home dehumidifier.
We have all heard it, “it’s not the heat it’s the humidity” in Missouri. If the humidity in your home is too high, it can negatively impact your home and its indoor air quality. With a whole-home dehumidifier you will be able to set and control the moisture level in your home and keep it at the optimal level to reduce airborne contaminants and the potential of mold and mildew growth. A reputable HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks can help you with choosing and installing one in your home.
If you are interested in using your HVAC system to reduce your allergy suffering, Royal Heating and Air is here to help. We are happy to walk you through all your options and help you make the best decision for you and your home. It is just one more way that Royal Heating and Air really is the King of Comfort.