When your family members can’t seem to stop coughing and sneezing throughout the day, you know that allergy season has hit. It can be tough to keep your allergy symptoms under control, especially when they are just as bad indoors as when you are outside. You might be able to save some money on allergy medications and tissues by taking preventive measures today and calling a technician to install a whole-home indoor air quality system. Take a look at some of your options.
One device we recommend to homeowners struggling with indoor air quality is an energy recovery ventilator. You probably keep your doors and windows tightly sealed, an important step in allowing your air conditioning and heating systems to run efficiently. Unfortunately, this traps your stale polluted air, and the lack of airflow can potentially contribute to allergies. An energy recovery ventilator allows fresh air to enter without raising your bills, and can help to keep humidity levels under control.
Change Your Filter or Install a New Filtration System
You should ideally change your air filter every 1 – 3 months for your health and for the efficiency of your air conditioner. But we recommend you consult with a professional to make sure you have the right amount of filtration for your home’s needs. Your technician may recommend putting in a filter with a higher MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) or installing a more effective whole-home air filtration device.
Choose a Whole-Home Air Cleaner
Air cleaners and purifiers are effective at removing very small particles from the air which may be the main culprits of your allergy symptoms. A UV air purifier can kill and sterilize small organisms like bacteria and viruses. An electronic air cleaner keeps particles like mold spores, pollen, and other contaminants from moving through the air.
Ask a professional to install these systems to ensure optimal performance. Call the experts at Air Mechanical, Inc. today for IAQ services in the Blaine, MN area.