Are you preparing for allergy season? Don’t forget to prepare your air conditioner as well! That time of the year is coming up again. Flowers will bloom, bees will buzz, and everything will get covered in yellow pollen. For some of us, stepping outside now means sneezing and itchy eyes. That gets even worse when the symptoms continue inside our own homes. One of the best defenses against allergy season is a solid AC system in place, and here are a few ways you can prepare yours.
Clean / Replace Your AC Filters Monthly
All of the air in your house will pass through the filters. When those get clogged, dust and other allergen particles are able to slip through. We recommend changing the filters monthly, especially during peak allergy season. When picking a filter, make sure you get one with the right MERV rating. MERV indicates the strength of the filter. If it’s too strong, then it is difficult for your AC unit to push air through.
Keep Doors and Windows Closed
The less air from outside that gets in, the better. Even if the temperatures are mild outside and the fresh air is tempting, remember that you’re inviting all sorts of particles into your home. Not all allergens are visible, either. Just because you can’t see the bright yellow color outside doesn’t mean that microscopic dust isn’t still floating around. It is also best to keep your house clean by vacuuming, sweeping, and dusting.
Clean Air Ducts
Even when you’ve cleaned the house and switched your filters, allergens can still be lurking in your air ducts. If you haven’t cleaned them in the last couple of years, then now is a great time to get rid of all of that dust and dirt that has accumulated. We recommend that a professional handles this job to ensure the cleaning is thorough and safe.
Prepare for Allergy Season With Engineered Air
Engineered Air has the team of experienced professionals who know how to beat allergy season year after year. We can conveniently send someone to your home and make sure that everything is ready for the upcoming spring. Give us a call today and learn about our products and services, or schedule an appointment online.