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Can HVAC Maintenance Really Improve Allergy Symptoms?

The HVAC system in your Tinley Park, Illinois, home greatly impacts your allergy symptoms. A dirty air filter can increase airborne allergens, causing your symptoms to worsen. Proper HVAC maintenance can reduce allergy symptoms as well as optimize your unit’s energy efficiency.

Change the Filter

Your air conditioner needs regular maintenance in order to operate with the utmost efficiency. You need to change the filter every 45 to 60 days to reduce airborne allergens in the home. If you have indoor pets, change the filter at least every 30 days. Pet dander can quickly clog a filter and aggravate allergy symptoms. If you’re not comfortable changing the filter, an HVAC professional can do so during a maintenance visit.

Seal Air Leaks

An HVAC professional can also check for air leaks around windows and doors. Not only do these leaks decrease heating and cooling efficiency, but they also form a pathway for allergens to enter your home. Your HVAC service technician can seal these leaks using weatherstripping or caulking.

Clean the System

An HVAC unit comprises numerous components, like heat exchangers and cooling coils. When these components become dirty, it increases wear and tear on the unit. As a result, it leads to poor ventilation throughout the home. It also translates to poor indoor air quality.

People suffering from allergies will notice their symptoms worsen when living in a home with poor air quality. Therefore, it’s essential to keep the HVAC unit’s components very clean. An HVAC professional will know how to clean all components on an HVAC unit safely. He or she will also have the necessary tools it takes to thoroughly maintain certain components that are normally out of reach. This extensive cleaning will reduce allergy symptoms and improve the efficiency of the unit.

Climate Master Mechanical specializes in preventative HVAC maintenance and indoor air quality services. Contact us today at 708-597-5470 to ensure your unit is running efficiently and your home’s air isn’t aggravating your allergy symptoms.

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