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5 Tips for Using your HVAC System to Alleviate Allergies.

Having frequent asthma attacks or allergies within your own home is not a pleasant way to live. Dealing with indoor air pollution due to improper care of your Heating and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) system can trigger the allergens around you. There are several common home allergens, such as:

  • Dust

  • Debris

  • Dander

  • Pollen

The number one solution to avoid household allergens is to have a high-quality and reliable HVAC filter. A proper filter can trap all the above listed allergens and help produce fresh air that does not give way to your asthma or allergies. There are five helpful tips that you can use on your HVAC unit to alleviate allergies and improve air quality:

Clean outdoor unit:

Although it might seem like common knowledge, having a clean outdoor unit impacts the function and filtration of the HVAC system. After a few months of usage, the outdoor unit collects debris that starts hindering the air filtration process. You can either sweep or vacuum dirt from the outdoor unit so that it starts to function normally.

Invest in premium quality


Premium-quality air filters help the HVAC system cleanse the air within the home and makes it 100% allergen-free. The air filters trap all debris, like dander and pollens, so people prone to air allergies can breathe in peace. It is recommended to change air filters every three months to enjoy the fresh air in the comfort

of your home. There are many trustworthy HVAC filters out there, but not all function optimally. Take action by contacting us for a consultation to get an idea about the filter that your HVAC system needs.

Schedule HVAC inspection:

Scheduling a visit of one of our HVAC inspecting professionals is very important, especially if you have been experiencing an allergic reaction within your home. An HVAC system needs to be checked by a specialist so that the unit can work in optimal condition and have a longer lifespan. Our team will check every aspect of an HVAC system and rule out any possible defects. This way, you will be indirectly prolonging the life of your HVAC unit.

Control levels of humidity:

Humidity can greatly trigger an allergic reaction in people. As we approach monsoon season here in Northern Arizona, it can get extremely humid during the summer season. We advise to find a safe humidity level on the Heating and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) system so that you will not frequently suffer from asthma attacks.

Clean the registers and vents:

Dust mites and dust can increase the allergy in prone people around 2-fold. Therefore, you need to control it before it gets out of hand. Clean the indoor vents frequently so that you can avoid pesky particles from circulating within the home air. The register and vent cleaning are not that difficult and can be done without the assistance of a professional. Take a microfiber cloth and gently wipe off all traces of dust from the register and vent’s surface. The cleaning regime occasionally is longer lasting as you do not have to clean the debris every day.


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