More than 50 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies. In fact, allergies are the number five cause of chronic diseases in the USA today. Now that summer allergy season is in full swing, if you want to combat sore and watery eyes and sniffles and sneezes, it’s time to think about improving your indoor air quality. Here are some tips to help you:
- Though you may work hard to combat a build-up of dust, pollen and dander in your home, vacuuming floors and upholstery and washing linens and curtains isn’t always enough. When was the last time you had the filters on your HVAC system checked? If the filters are blocked with dust and other particles, the air in your house is not being cleaned efficiently. Contact your local HVAC contractor and schedule a maintenance check, so your filters can be cleaned or replaced if necessary.
- Think about the circulation of air throughout your house. Fans in your kitchen and bathroom not only help to keep down humidity, they also work to clean your air. But if your existing fans are re-circulating the same air, this can compromise your indoor air quality and increase the build-up of mold in your home. Talk to your HVAC contractor about installing exhaust fans in your kitchen and bathroom, so that the air will be expelled from your home and you and your family can breathe more easily.
- Do you suffer from humidity in your home? Areas of high humidity are a haven for mold; a number one cause of allergies and asthma. Consider installing a whole-house humidifier, or placing individual units in problem areas. This will improve your indoor air quality and prevent damage to the structural integrity of your home.
At Hasting Heating & Air Conditioning our team of NATE certified experts is dedicated to providing dependable and affordable HVAC installation, maintenance and repair. We have been providing quality services to the residents of San Diego since 1952. Contact us today to find out more about how we can help you improve your indoor air quality, and to schedule an appointment.