This year Spring begins on March 20 which means warmer days and more sunlight. But spring can also mean miserable sniffling and sneezing for the 50 million Americans who suffer seasonal allergies. Eight out of 10 people in the United States are exposed to dust mites. What to do? Focus on better air quality in your home to reduce allergy triggers.
What are the main sources of indoor allergens? Some of the biggest factors that affect home air quality are:
- Wall-to-wall carpet
- Damp areas
- Soft furniture
To make sure you and your family breathe easier this Spring, check out these four ways to improve indoor air quality:
Replace your air filters
Air filters are your first level of defense against bad air quality during Spring when we have higher than usual pollen count in the air. This increased level of pollen can overwork your air filters so be sure to clean or replace them more often. If your filters need to be replaced, check our tips on how to choose the right filter for your home.
Schedule an HVAC tune-up
Spring cleaning should also include an inspection of your HVAC system. A skilled HVAC technician will make sure to inspect your equipment for leaks and damage. He will do a thorough inspection of your ductwork for proper alignment and to ensure that it is fully sealed. A leaking ductwork forces your HVAC system to overwork which can lead to higher energy bills. A well-maintained HVAC ductwork system traps indoor allergens in the air filters. They play a critical role in trapping allergens by trapping particles and preventing them from circulating through your home. RC Mechanical’s HVAC technicians will also check to ensure you have an adequate system for your home and will make recommendations to increase air quality and save you money. We take pride in not only providing superior service but also going above and beyond to make sure you don’t spend money on what you don’t need.
Add an air purifier
What’s the difference between an air filter and an air purifier? An air filter simply catches the particles. Air purifiers actively clean the air through ionization. Air purifiers are better at removing pollutants such as bacteria, pollen, pet dander, dust mites, spores, and viruses than the standard air filter. One happy client raved that she was able to “taste the clean air”! Ask us about installing a whole-house air purifier. Our expert technicians are the best in the business and will recommend the best air purifier that is compatible with your air filter and HVAC system so all three work together to give you fresher, cleaner air throughout the year.
Clear and clean the registers
When was the last time you cleaned your registers and grates? If these have dust accumulation, dust gets circulated into the room and can worsen allergies and asthma. Don’t forget to check that nothing is blocking the registers, such as furniture, drapes, toys, and other items. Keeping the register area clear enables your home’s air to be better distributed in the room. To clean your registers, simply wash them in your sink with warm water and mild soap. Leave them outside to air dry or pat dry with a lint-free cloth.
Ready for a cleaner fresher Spring?
RC Mechanical, Redwood City’s best HVAC contractor, is a trusted local company that will quickly diagnose and resolve your indoor air quality issues. Whether you need help selecting the right air conditioner, installing a furnace, or conducting a home energy audit, you can count on RC Mechanical for superior and cost-effective service.
RC Mechanical is a local veteran-owned business and has provided expert furnace and air conditioning repair and installation to the Bay Area with integrity for over 20 years. Homeowners in Redwood City and throughout the Bay Area count on us for all their heating and air conditioning needs.
Call us today at (650) 575-3915 and we will respond within 24 hours.