A well-maintained HVAC unit can reduce allergies inside any home or business.
Do you suffer from summer allergies? Sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, runny nose, congestion, and other symptoms plague many people during allergy season. Spring, summer, and fall – Missouri is known for its pollen-producing grasses, trees, and weeds. The biggest allergy triggers for many people are typically cedar, oak, hickory, walnut, and ash trees.
Most people notice a difference, though, when they go indoors. It’s not just because the closed doors and windows keep out extra pollen. Staying indoors alleviates allergies because of how the HVAC system works.
How Your HVAC System Helps
An HVAC system does more than heat and cool your home. It removes allergens from the air. When a house or building is well-sealed and has an efficient, filtration-designed HVAC system, it can almost totally remove allergens from the indoor air. This significantly increases indoor air quality.
Ways your HVAC system can remove allergens include:
- Filter air through high-MERV filters – Each HVAC unit has an air filter. It pulls allergens, lint, and dirt out of the air before it is temperature-treated and cycled back into the house. The higher the quality of your air filter, the more particles it can remove from the air. When a filter is a MERV 11 or higher, it can remove tiny allergen particles such as seasonal pollen. For them to continue working correctly, these filters must be replaced regularly.
- Keeps ductwork clear of allergens – A strong HVAC system can cycle most of the dust back through fresh filtration systems. Air ducts are designed for airflow without buildup. When in good condition, your ductwork will rarely need cleaning because the HVAC keeps the air moving along and is constantly filtered.
- Air purification and air scrubbing features – Having an air purifier or air scrubbing device installed with your HVAC system, the air in your home can be treated further. As the air cycles through your house, more allergens and possible immune system irritants are removed before the air reaches the vents.
- Removes humidity – Summers in St. Louis get very humid. High-humidity areas in your house can produce mold. Humidity control via your HVAC unit can prevent the growth of allergy-causing mold spores.
Indoor Air Quality St. Louis
With over 30 years of experience in the industry, Thomas Hoffmann Air Conditioning & Heating has comprehensive indoor air quality solutions. We offer a full line of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) solutions, including air purifiers, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, germicidal UV lights, and ventilation systems.
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