Frustrated over your allergies preventing you from enjoying the day in your Norfolk home or getting any rest at night? You’re not alone!
Allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the United States, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI). Nobody should ever suffer or lose sleep over them, especially when you deserve to be comfortable in your Virginia home.
At Air Handlers, we believe your home should be your sanctuary—not a trigger for allergies. We want you to experience bliss and tranquility, which is why we offer plenty of home solutions to maximize your level of indoor comfort. Routine heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) maintenance is one excellent solution, in particular, that can help provide some relief for your symptoms.
How HVAC Maintenance Can Reduce Allergy Symptoms
Maintenance is essential for a properly functioning and efficient HVAC system, but it also helps optimize your indoor air quality (IAQ). With improved indoor air quality, you can breathe easier and enjoy cleaner, fresher air circulating throughout your home.
Be sure to follow these maintenance tips regularly for ideal air quality and to reduce the number of allergens in your Norfolk home:
- Change Your Air Filter
The air filter on your HVAC system traps common allergens like dust, dander, pollen, and mold. At Air Handlers, we recommend replacing your filter every one to three months—or cleaning it if designed to be washed and reused. Replacing or cleaning your filter will help you breathe cleaner air and prevent clogs, which can lead to other problems—including a complete system breakdown.
- Seal and Weatherstrip Your Windows and Doors
A great way to keep dirt, pollen, and debris from entering your home is to seal any cracks around your windows and doors. Be sure to keep your windows closed when you notice an increase in pollen outside, especially if this is a trigger for your allergies.
- Install an Air Purification System
A whole-home air purification system can help reduce pollutants inside your home and further enhance your indoor air quality. Air purifiers effectively remove particulates, microbes, gases, and other irritants. These systems provide the extra boost of cleanliness your Virginia home needs.
- Add a Whole-Home Humidifier and/or Whole-Home Dehumidifier
Inadequate humidity levels in your home can trigger allergies and other respiratory issues. If your home is too humid, consider adding a whole-home dehumidifier to discourage common allergens, including dust and mold, from thriving and provoking your allergies. Homes with low humidity levels can also be bothersome when you suffer from allergies. Dryness can make it easier for you to breathe in contaminants. Be sure to add a whole-home humidifier so you can manage the humidity levels in your home accordingly.
- Opt for Professional Maintenance
It’s critical to have routine professional HVAC maintenance at least once a year. Not only will this keep your heating and cooling system in good health but it will also allow for your equipment and ductwork to be meticulously cleaned by our professionals in places you may otherwise not be able to reach on your own.
With our tools, we can get to these hard-to-reach areas and ensure your system is free from common allergens. Our experts can even recommend the best indoor air quality products for your specific needs and the needs of your home. Just give our experts a call to schedule your next maintenance visit.
We Can Help Keep You Comfortable with Effective Home Solutions
With the help of our Air Handlers professionals, you can breathe better and experience heightened comfort in your home here in Norfolk, VA. Take action and alleviate your allergies by opting for high-quality heating and cooling equipment and routine maintenance. Be sure to speak with our professionals to learn more by calling 757-424-4836 or request service online.