If you are living in Florida and you are fighting several allergies, especially nasal allergy, it could be difficult to live a normal life. You will have watery eyes and stuffy nose with a lot of sneezing disturbing you whenever you want to focus on something.
Although it seems difficult to win this fight against allergens, you can make things incredibly simple by improving the quality of the air you breathe indoors (Lâm et al., 2014).
Your air conditioning system keeps you cool throughout the hot summer. It can also help you to fight allergens. If you are not sure how Armstrong Air is here to help. Read the tips below and you will how easily you can get rid of allergens from indoor air pollution.
Always replace AC filters in time
We can’t stress this enough. It’s extremely important that you change your AC filters in time.
Changing/cleaning filters regularly will not only keep your machine running at its best but it will also help lower the number of allergens in the air. The filter will simply block many airborne particles, including allergens, and deliver cleaner air.
If you keep running your AC unit with dirty and clogged filters, indoor air will be loaded with allergens, alleviating allergies.
Use a dehumidifier
A humidifier can keep the mildew and mold away. It’s one of the major reason why allergies outbreak in homes, especially in Florida where high humidity is a real problem.
An easy test to determine humidity level in your home is to look at the windows. If you see fog forming on the glass, it’s a clear sign that you can benefit a great deal from a humidifier.
With the help of a humidifier, you can bring down humidity levels in your home. That means there will be no mold or mildew and there won’t be any airborne allergens.
Mildew and mold release mold spores during the breeding season. These tiny spores are airborne and cause allergic reactions in most people. If you use a humidifier at home, you can reduce these allergens from the air, making your life easier when at home.
Regular HVAC maintenance
When you are serious about fighting allergens, you can’t ignore regular HVAC maintenance (Lintner and Brame, 1993). Your AC system has an air filter that will automatically filter airborne allergens and dust particles to deliver clean air. However, your unit can only fight off these allergens if you keep it in good condition.
A professional HVAC technician can contribute to lowering airborne allergens in your home. At Armstrong Air, we strongly feel that regular HVAC maintenance and air conditioning service can save you thousands of dollars each year in energy and medical bills.
Contact Armstrong Air today for a professional HVAC inspection. Our team will inspect your AC system and advice you on things you can do to reduce humidity in your home. Moreover, they will explain exactly how they can help in your particular situation.
- Lâm, H., Ekerljung, L., Bjerg, A., Văn Tường, N., Lundbäck, B. and Rönmark, E. (2014). Sensitization to airborne allergens among adults and its impact on allergic symptoms: a population survey in northern Vietnam. Clinical and Translational Allergy, 4(1), p.6.
- Lintner, T. and Brame, K. (1993). The effects of season, climate, and air-conditioning on the prevalence of Dermatophagoides mite allergens in household dust. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 91(4), pp.862-867.