Staying comfortable during allergy season in central Texas means using every tool in the box. Your HVAC system is a key element in the fight. If you can improve the indoor air quality in your home, you can reduce your allergy suffering from the infamous cedar fever as well as from allergens like ragweed, tree pollen, and spores.
One of the best ways to control allergens in your home is to upgrade your air filter. The best filters capture microparticles that would otherwise blow into your home. Instead, create an oasis of clean air for yourself. For best results, check the air filters monthly. As a bonus, if you stay on top of changing the air filters, your heating and cooling systems will be able to run more efficiently. That means more money in your pocket and less to the utility company.
For a fresh approach to fighting allergies, consider an integrated air cleaning or air purification system. These indoor air quality accessories work with most existing HVAC systems to kill germs and mold spores before they blow through the vents and into your home. For people with severe allergies or asthma, an air purifier could be the best option to reduce triggers. For those who are lucky enough to be allergy-free, breathing clean air should still be a priority for your long-term lung and heart health.
Your HVAC system can do a lot to help you reduce allergens in your home, but you likely need to make some lifestyle adjustments as well. Vacuum regularly. Leave your shoes outside to avoid tracking in pollen. When pollen counts are high, shower at the end of a day spent outdoors. Be aware that pets can track in allergens as well. A damp cloth across their fur coats will remove most of it. Close the windows and use the AC when your allergies are triggered.
Learn more about improving the air inside your home with quality solutions from Del’s Heating & Air Conditioning. Call for assistance in Austin, TX at (512) 236-5830.