Springtime is right around the corner in Fort Pierce, Florida. While the season is absolutely gorgeous, it also brings with it plenty of potential allergens. With so many trees and plants blooming, high pollen counts can be a real problem this time of year. However, there are different ways your HVAC system can reduce irritants in your home to help alleviate your spring allergies.

Filtration

Your HVAC system uses a filter to remove debris and dirt from the air. If it gets clogged, it’s easier for pollen to get through and aggravate your sinuses. Be sure to change your filter on a regular basis to improve your HVAC system’s ability to catch allergens in your home.

You should change it more often if you have family members with sensitive lungs. You can also switch to a higher MERV-rated filter that can pull more from the air. It’s also important to close your doors and windows to keep spring allergens from coming in your home.

Circulation

Proper circulation helps introduce clean air and remove old air within your home. Your HVAC system is one of the major contributors to air circulation, so keeping it maintained is a great way to prevent irritants from accumulating indoors and causing uncomfortable symptoms.

In addition to spring allergies, circulation also tackles regular allergies. It helps reduce the amount of dust floating in the air and lowers the chances of it building up on surfaces around your home.

Balance

Balanced humidity is important for keeping allergy symptoms in check. With your allergies already irritated by pollen, you’ll be extra sensitive to allergy issues caused by your home’s humidity, which can stem from dust mites to biological growth. Your HVAC system keeps the humidity in your home balanced by reducing dampness without completely drying out the air.

Grimes Heating & Air Conditioning can help you manage your indoor allergies by addressing any issues with your HVAC system. Give our experts a call at 772-208-9892 to set up an appointment today!

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