Whether you suffer from seasonal allergies, chronic conditions or just can’t shake a lingering cough, purifying your home of harmful pollutants can improve your respiratory problems. There are several steps that you can take to reduce the number of allergens in your Jackson, Mississippi home, including:
Using a High-Quality HVAC Filter
Air filters come in a wide array of materials and thicknesses. Choosing the right one for your system is vital to capturing the airborne particles that aggravate allergies. Severe allergy sufferers will want to upgrade to a higher-efficiency HVAC filter. Be sure not to exceed the MERV rating recommended by your HVAC manufacturer.
Scheduling a Duct Cleaning
The duct system is responsible for distributing air in and out of your home. This recirculation happens many times each day, and with each pull, unhealthy pollutants are blown back into the HVAC system. Regular duct cleaning removes the buildup of dust, dander, and pollen that accumulates in these conduits. A musty, moldy odor and decreased airflow may indicate it is time to schedule a ductwork inspection.
Adjusting Humidity Levels
A dry environment that contains less than 40 percent humidity contributes to irritated airways because particles are able to stay airborne longer. Prolonged exposure to dry air produces allergy-like symptoms, such as a sore throat and labored breathing. Installing a portable or whole-house humidifier regulates the humidity level so that it stays within a healthy range.
Zapping Allergens with Technology
There are several innovative products that can turn your HVAC system into an allergy-zapping machine. An expert technician can help you decide if an add-on air purifier, ventilator, or UV disinfection system is able to trap or disable more allergy-causing contaminants.
Our skilled technicians at Hux Air Conditioning are experts in monitoring and maintaining healthy indoor air quality in Jackson, Mississippi. Contact us at (601) 869-0002 to schedule an air quality checkup or to discuss options for ridding your home of harmful allergens.