Ways to Alleviate Allergies with Your HVAC System

As the flowers bloom and the temperatures rise, many people look forward to the beauty of spring. However, for those who suffer from allergies, spring can also bring a host of allergens that can trigger uncomfortable symptoms. One area where allergens can accumulate is within your HVAC system, impacting indoor air quality. 

Our Air Temp Mechanical Service team will explore tips for managing spring allergies by maintaining clean indoor air through proper HVAC care.

Understanding Spring Allergies

Spring allergies are typically triggered by pollen from trees, grasses, and flowers that are in bloom during this season. These allergens can easily find their way into your home through open windows, doors, and even on your clothes. Once inside, they can circulate through your HVAC system, exacerbating allergy symptoms for sensitive individuals.

Here are some tips for cleaner indoor air to keep you breathing easy this spring:


1. Change Your Air Filters Regularly

One of the simplest yet most effective ways to improve indoor air quality is by regularly changing the air filters in your HVAC system. During allergy season, consider using HEPA filters designed to trap smaller particles like pollen, dust, and pet dander.

2. Schedule Routine HVAC Maintenance

Spring is an ideal time to schedule a professional HVAC maintenance service. A certified technician can inspect your system, clean ducts, and ensure everything runs efficiently. This not only improves air quality but also extends the lifespan of your HVAC unit.

3. Invest in an Air Purifier

Consider investing in a quality air purifier to complement your HVAC system. Air purifiers can capture and remove allergens from the air, reducing the overall allergen load in your home. Look for purifiers with HEPA filters for optimal results.

4. Keep Your Building Clean

Regular cleaning can help reduce allergens in your building. Dust surfaces, vacuum carpets, and wash floors frequently to minimize the presence of allergens. Additionally, consider using allergen-proof curtains for windows.

5. Close Windows on High Pollen Days

While it’s tempting to let in the fresh air on a lovely spring day, keep windows closed during high pollen days to prevent allergens from entering your space. Instead, rely on your HVAC system to circulate and filter indoor air.

HVAC Maintenance Programs in Connecticut

If you’re ready to invest in a maintenance program for your HVAC system, Air Temp Mechanical Services offers four different contracts to meet your service needs. Call (860) 953-8888 to speak with one of our team members about your maintenance program options.