You can find allergens everywhere in your home. From pollen coming in from outside, dust accumulation on shelves and belongings, and the damp air that comes with warmer weather resulting in allergy-causing molds, it’s no wonder that you find yourself constantly sneezing and stuffed up around this time of year. Maintaining good indoor air quality within your home is essential in keeping you and your family healthy during the spring and summer seasons where humidity and pollen levels are high. Whether it’s focusing more on your HVAC filter or considering the installation of a dehumidifier or purifier, there are many ways to improve the allergy situation you are facing in your home so your family can stay healthy this spring.
Don’t Rely Solely on Your HVAC Filter
Your HVAC filter plays an important role in making sure your home has improved airflow and is running as efficiently as possible. However, keep in mind that the purpose of an HVAC filter is to protect your unit from dust, dander, and other pollutants so that these particles do not get recirculated back into your home. It does not work to remove these particles out of the air as an air purifier would. You should still invest in a high-quality air filter that is capable of trapping all particles and alleviating allergy triggers that try to make their way into your system, but this alone will not be enough.
Trap Allergens with an Air Purifier
There are a lot of allergens in your home that your HVAC can’t handle on its own, and this is where a whole-home air purifier comes in. For homeowners that face allergy and asthma issues, air purifiers use their germicidal capabilities to remove all kinds of pollutants out of the air, helping drastically increase air quality, get rid of odors, and remove a lot of the allergens hiding throughout your home so that you can go back to breathing comfortably.
Enjoy Healthier Air
One of the biggest jobs of an air purifier is to reduce the number of pollutants in the air using a durable and high-efficiency filter so you don’t have to fall subject to pet dander, pollen, and other allergens, improving your entire home’s air quality.
Lots of variables can lead to your home becoming odorous, and an air purifier helps speed up the process of getting rid of these potent smells. Air purifiers trap odor particles so that common areas like your kitchen stovetop, fridge, and bathroom do not have a lingering smell.
Remove Dust Buildup
It can be frustrating to feel like you are dusting your shelves and counters all the time, only to keep finding more dust accumulation. Air purifiers help by trapping dust within its system so that less accumulates around your home.
Control Your Humidity Levels
During the spring and summer months, whole-home dehumidifiers can play a critical role in improving your indoor air quality. As allergens become more prominent in the spring, and humidity levels rise during the summer, damp moisture within your home has a better chance of successfully producing allergy-causing molds that use your home as a place to grow. Dehumidifiers work to regulate your indoor air quality by controlling the amount of moisture that is present in the air, resulting in better and healthier air for you and your family to breathe.
Kill Allergens With Ultraviolet Air Treatment
For sufferers of severe allergies and asthma, sometimes trapping allergens and pollutants is simply not enough. Wyckoff Heating & Cooling carries ultraviolet air treatment systems that work in conjunction with your HVAC system to eradicate airborne germs and allergy triggers before they have a chance to recirculate around your home. Using a UV light from the UV unit that is mounted on your HVAC system, this system eliminates a high percentage of bacteria and mold spores that pass through, managing to sterilize both your system’s cooling coils and drastically improving the air quality in your home. This also becomes a more cost-effective option since you will not have to worry about cleaning your system’s coils as often.
Maintain Your HVAC System
It may seem like a no-brainer, but one of the most cost-effective ways to improve your indoor air quality is to make sure your HVAC system is getting serviced annually. This allows a technician the opportunity to carefully examine your unit to look for any current problems or potential issues, change out your filter, and ensure your system is working as efficiently as possible. Wyckoff Heating & Cooling offers our Peace of Mind Service Plan which provides you with two visits annually from one of our certified HVAC technicians to check and fix any of your heating and cooling issues before you start using your units heavily.
Find Your Indoor Air Quality Solution With Wyckoff
Whether you are looking for a whole-home dehumidifier, UV air treatment system, ventilators, or advice on what would be the best indoor air quality solution for your home, our technicians at Wyckoff Heating & Cooling have made our customers’ indoor air quality a priority for over 65 years and we want to help make sure you and your family breathe easy and stay healthy. Contact us to discuss your indoor air quality options!