The spring and summer months can be particularly challenging if you or someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. These seasons bring with them high pollen counts, flying dust and dirt from storms and other things that pollute the air.
It can be easy to assume that your home can offer the respite and haven that you need to avoid problems with your allergies and asthma. However, the same air pollutants that exist outside can easily make their way inside of your home. You can improve the safety and health of your home's indoor air quality by hiring an HVAC contractor to clean out your home's ventilation system.
Removing Allergens From Indoor Vents
When you hire an HVAC technician to improve your home's indoor air quality, they can clean out the indoor vents. These vents can easily become laden with dust, dirt, and other allergens from the outside.
In fact, when the central AC unit draws in air to cool and then blow out into your home, it can also draw in allergens like pollen and dust. These pollutants can then become lodged in your vents and continue to blow out into the air that you and your family breathe.
Instead of trying to clean out the vents yourself, you can hire an HVAC service that specializes in improving indoor air quality in people's homes. The service technician can take apart your vents, reach inside of them with equipment like vacuums and brushes and clean out the pollutants in them. The vents will then blow out clean air that makes it easier for you and your family to breathe.
Changing the Filters
Another component of safeguarding your home's indoor air quality involves putting new filters in your central air conditioning unit. Like the vents, the filters can become laden with allergens from the outside air. These allergens then make their way from the filters into the air that your family breathes inside the house.
By putting in new filters, the technician helps your system to remove allergens that can make their way into the rest of the system. The clean filters will trap allergens and prevent them from being blown into your home when you use the air conditioner.
An experienced HVAC technician can improve your home's indoor air quality. He or she can clean out the interior vents and put in new filters to reduce the presence of indoor allergens.