Allergens are all around our children. Naturally, we hope that the inside of our homes is one place they can have some relief from allergens. Indeed, our homes can be the best places to escape most allergens if our HVAC systems are properly filtering them out. However, if you aren’t regularly servicing or cleaning your HVAC system, you could make allergy problems more severe. Allergy season is basically year-round if you have an HVAC system that is circulating allergens inside your home.
Keeping your air filter clean is one of the best measures you can take. Dust mites, pollen, mold, and pet dander can get removed from your indoor air if your air filter is in good shape. However, since air filters don’t have long lifespans, you need to replace them once or twice a year depending on your HVAC system’s use and size. To check if your air filter needs to be replaced, remove the filter and replace it if you see that the filter is dirty.
No matter how vigilant you are about keeping a clean air filter in your system, you also need to have your HVAC system regularly serviced by licensed professionals. An HVAC tech can find other problem areas and make sure that the air circulating through your home’s ducts is free of allergens. Your HVAC tech can also make simple repairs that increase the efficiency of your heating and air conditioning to help all members of your family feel comfortable. Learn more ways to combat your children’s allergy problems in the following infographic.