Spring typically means allergy season for many parts of the country, but in the San Diego area, allergies can hit you all year long. Warmer temperatures throughout the year give mold a chance to thrive, while windy conditions blow pollen from grass and trees around the region. If allergens have you sniffling, taking steps to improve the indoor air quality in your home can be a big help. Use the following allergy tips to breathe easier in your San Diego home.
Look for Signs of Mold
Mold spores can enter the air in your home and trigger allergic reactions. They can also end up causing serious health problems, so it’s important to have mold removed as soon as possible if you spot any. Check your ducts, air handler, drip pain and evaporator coils for mold growth. While you might be able to handle a mild mold problem on your own, have professionals handle more serious mold problems to make sure it’s completely removed.
Replace Air Filters
The air filters inside your HVAC system aren’t able to do their job when they’re covered in debris. Put in new filters about every few months to help lower the amount of indoor allergens in your home. For even better protection against allergens, use high-quality filters that can capture smaller particles.
Clean Ducts and HVAC Units
Make sure you don’t let dust and other debris build up around your indoor and outdoor HVAC units and inside your ducts. Keep the areas around these units and your ductwork as clean as possible, which will help reduce indoor allergens that are blown throughout your home.
Have HVAC Maintenance Done
Regular HVAC maintenance done helps ensure that your system runs efficiently. It also helps lower indoor allergens by keeping your HVAC system clean and free of dust and debris. Plan on having maintenance done once or twice a year.
From duct cleaning to air purification system installations, we can help improve the indoor air quality in your San Diego area home to relieve allergy symptoms. Contact Sherlock Heating & Air Conditioning for more allergy tips.
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