May 15, 2024
How to Optimize Your HVAC for Allergy Season

Looking forward to nicer weather shouldn’t come with the compromise of non-stop allergy symptoms, especially when you are inside your own home. Pollen and pollutants can easily make their way into your HVAC unit, wreaking havoc on your air quality even if the windows are closed. Professional maintenance from HVAC technicians can make a huge difference in your indoor air quality throughout the whole allergy season.

Annual HVAC Maintenance Services

While your HVAC system may seem like it’s going strong, there could be minor issues that impact the air quality in your home. Dust and debris in the air can affect allergies and breathing issues, which may worsen those ailments. With annual HVAC maintenance services, you can reduce the impact of allergy season and run your heating and cooling system with fewer allergy symptoms.

The maintenance services available can include a complete tune-up. During a tune-up, an HVAC technician will perform a visual inspection of the unit to spot any obvious issues. Additional tasks will include cleaning the condensation drain line, replacing the air filter, and replacing any worn or damaged wires. Maintenance will not only help with the air quality of your home, but it will also improve the performance of your HVAC unit. With annual maintenance, you may be able to avoid the need for major repairs or premature replacements in the future.

Indoor Air Quality Solutions

Another big part of keeping indoor allergens from your HVAC system is the use of professional indoor air quality IAQ solutions. IAQ services cover a wide range of options that work to help improve your home’s air quality.

An HVAC company can install or update some key parts of an HVAC system to improve the IAQ. One of the options includes an air purification system. Any forced air from an HVAC unit will go through the purification system before it reaches your vents and can help create cleaner air. The purification system or duct system in your home may also benefit from the installation of electrostatic filters. These filters will help remove allergens from the air and do an effective job of properly filtering the air. After the installation, you can schedule periodic cleanings or replacements of the filter so that its performance remains high.

Another way an HVAC technician can improve the air quality is with the installation of germicidal lights. Added directly to an HVAC unit, the lights typically include powerful UVC lamps that can kill off allergens and improve the air quality. The lamps can work on their own or provide an extra layer of protection when used with other elements of a system, such as an electrostatic filter. The bulbs in the germicidal light devices can last for years, so you won’t need to change them or worry about the device failing. After installation, an HVAC technician can inspect the lights during annual maintenance visits.

Air Quality Monitors

Once an HVAC technician installs IAQ solutions, you can keep tabs on the air quality with built-in monitors for your home. HVAC technicians can install advanced monitors that offer real-time readings and advanced diagnostics you can send directly to the HVAC company.

The air quality monitoring may include different measurements, including humidity levels and contamination levels. The monitor connects directly to your HVAC ducts for the most accurate readings. Some devices pair with apps, and some can send electronic reports. Your HVAC technician will go over the monitoring process so that you can understand what to look for and when you need to contact a professional for services and maintenance.

Professional Air Quality Solutions in Bethany, OK

Our professionals at TS Heat & Air are ready to service your HVAC system and help improve your indoor air quality. Along with maintenance and IAQ solutions, we are proud to offer a wide range of other services like AC installation, furnace installation, and ductless mini-split installation. We can provide repair services, along with ductwork, emergency repairs, and HVAC installations on new construction jobs for both residential and commercial projects. We have years of experience with all things HVAC and can supply estimates for all our services.

Contact TS Heat & Air today to help improve your indoor air quality through allergy season and the rest of the year!

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