>The Beaumont allergy season starts early in the spring, and if you or anyone in your home suffers from the seasonal sneezing and itching, HVAC maintenance is particularly important for your household.
HVAC Maintenance Reduces Indoor Allergens
Over time, the air conditioner or heat pump loses efficiency due to normal wear. Dust builds up inside and finds its way into ducts and rooms. And because dust is comprised of particles that include highly allergenic dust mites, mold spores and pollen, a dirty system can worsen seasonal allergies. Airflow to and from the system may become restricted, reducing indoor air quality and causing damage to the cooling system. A well-maintained air conditioner is essential for helping to keep allergy symptoms in check.
HVAC maintenance will include cleaning the interior components of the HVAC system, tightening electrical connections and belts, measuring the refrigerant level and airflow for optimum cooling and inspecting the ductwork for obstructions and leaks. Always hire a skilled HVAC technician from a reputable contracting company for your tuneup to ensure quality, guaranteed work.
Ongoing DIY Maintenance
While professional HVAC maintenance reduces indoor allergens, there are two essential maintenance tasks you should perform monthly throughout the cooling season to help relieve allergy symptoms and ensure the continued efficiency of your system.
- Inspect the air filter and replace it when dust has accumulated. A dirty air filter will do very little to trap the particles in the air that trigger allergy symptoms. It will also restrict airflow to the system and allow dust inside, which will find its way back into your home. Stock up now on high-quality, pleated air filters so you have them on hand when a filter change is necessary.
- Hose down the outdoor unit to remove debris from the openings, which can restrict airflow and reduce the cooling power of the A/C system.
For more expert advice about how HVAC maintenance reduces allergens in your home, or to schedule spring maintenance with one of our qualified technicians, please feel free to contact us in the Beaumont area at Thermacon Service Company.
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