HVAC System Pollen Prevention
Spring is officially in full swing, so it’s that time of year when people start suffering from pollen allergies again. Of course, you might feel that simply staying indoors as long as possible is a good way to avoid your allergies, but there’s an insidious terror lurking in your own home that could trigger nasty and often violent allergy attacks.
We’re talking about your HVAC system, the very same machine that’s also responsible for heating and cooling your home. Here in South Carolina, we enjoy numerous lovely spring days, however, we’re simultaneously bombarded by pollen. During this season, those yellow spores can find their way into your home. The worst part? Once the pollen outside starts to settle down, your home’s pollen count will remain the same unless you do something about it. In fact, indoor pollen levels can even rise after the allergy season ends.
How Does Pollen Get into Your HVAC?
Pollen enters your HVAC system through its air filters and seals. Over time, your HVAC system wears down and loses its effectiveness. This causes pollen, mold, dust, and other harmful allergens to accumulate within the machine. Once they’ve settled in, they’re not going to move out without a fight. As a result, one of the best ways to remove the pollen is to actually clean out your HVAC system.
Operating out of Florence, SC, A-1 Comfort Systems understands all too well that pollen can easily find its way into our homes through the very same systems that should be filtering out allergens and keeping us cool. Thus, A-1 Comfort Systems is here to help you! We’ll provide you with excellent HVAC cleaning services that will clean your entire system, including replacing your air filters and seals. If it's needed, we will also suggest and install a replacement system. You can find more information on our HVAC services here.
Preventing Pollen from Getting into Your HVAC
We’ve already mentioned that you can simply clean your HVAC system to remove pollen, mold, and other allergens, but what can you do to prevent it from accumulating pollen again in the future?
Regular maintenance is an important step, but there are other ways to prevent your filters from failing you. One option is to upgrade your HVAC system. By making it a more modern and user-friendly system, you can readily clean your air filters or replace them as needed. Also, if you update your model, your HVAC system is more likely to last longer and work more efficiently and effectively. Another option is to install different types of air filters. There are numerous filters designed for the sole purpose of trapping pollen particles.
So, whether you’re looking to pollen-proof your home, or to drastically reduce the number of harmful allergens in your house, don’t hesitate to contact us at A-1 Comfort Systems here to see how we can help you fight back allergies. We hope this blog will help you stay allergy free this spring!