The Connection Between Your HVAC System & Home Allergens
An allergy is an abnormal response from your body’s immune system to something you encounter, often through the air you breathe or the foods you eat. Common allergy symptoms include itching, sneezing, wheezing, coughing, a runny or stuffy nose, and in some cases, tightness in the chest, causing shortness of breath. Many allergies are triggered by allergens found inside the home, which include mold, dust mites, pollen, and pet dander. Southwest Florida’s beautiful cypress, oak, and bayberry trees can wreak havoc on your system if you’re allergic to pollen, while the region’s rainy hurricane season makes mold growth in your HVAC system a possibility. Ask any allergy sufferer, and they’ll tell you relief is welcome anywhere they can get it. BHS’ home comfort experts are here to provide tips on how to reduce home allergens in your Southwest Florida home. Improving your indoor air quality and ensuring your HVAC system’s air ducts are kept clean are two of the easiest things you can do, and we’d be happy to help!
Good Housekeeping: Your First Defense Against Home Allergens
Keeping your house clean is your first defense against home allergens lurking on your furniture, floors, countertops, windows, and other surfaces. You should dust, sweep, and vacuum often to keep allergens at bay. To avoid stirring up allergens and redistributing them into the air, you could invest in a vacuum with a HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filter that’s designed to trap the particles instead of spread them. You should also consider using damp microfiber cloths for your dusting chores and green cleaning products that won’t trigger your allergy symptoms. Be sure to wash your bedding, pillows, and throw rugs at least once a week using hot water. If you notice any mold growth in your kitchen or bathroom, make sure you scrub it away immediately before it has time to spread. Keeping your windows closed at night can also help you prevent high pollen counts in your home.
Your Home’s HVAC System Could Use Air Duct Cleaning
While keeping your house clean is helpful, it’s only half the battle against home allergens. You mustn’t forget about your HVAC system. Remembering to change your furnace and air filters regularly can do wonders to keep home allergens out of your system’s air ducts. Better still, you can count on BHS’ professional air duct cleaning services to ensure there aren’t any vermin, dust mites, mold growth, or other debris lurking inside your HVAC system. Keeping your air ducts clean also removes musty odors from your system and may help you improve your system’s overall energy-efficiency for significant savings on your monthly energy bills. We’d also be happy to discuss the benefits of Aeroseal duct sealing services, which can help you prevent leaky air ducts and lost airflow.
An Indoor Allergies Air Purifier Could Improve Air Quality
A home with too much moisture from Southwest Florida’s humidity is more likely to attract mold and mildew growth. Luckily for you, BHS offers dehumidification services to help you control the humidity levels inside your home. We would welcome the opportunity to install a system in your home that not only improves your indoor air quality but also saves you money on energy and maintenance. Our home comfort experts also specialize in the installation of humidistats, indoor air purifiers, and air filters to help you and your family breathe more comfortably at night.
Be Sure to Ask About the Best Home Care Maintenance Plan
You can be sure everything’s in order with your HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems when you sign up for BHS’ Home Care Maintenance Plan. Included in this annual service for one low fee are two air conditioning tune-ups, one electrical inspection, and one plumbing inspection. We’ll remind you when it’s time to schedule maintenance services, so you’ll never have to worry about missing an inspection. You’ll also enjoy priority service without after-hour emergency fees and discounts on repairs. What are you waiting for? Ask us about the best home care maintenance plan in the business today!
Contact One of the Best HVAC Companies in Southwest Florida
For over 30 years, BHS has been among the best HVAC companies in Southwest Florida. Our services are always backed by our award-winning Service Guarantee. It’s no wonder we have over 20,000 five-star reviews and counting from satisfied customers across Tampa, Sarasota, Fort Myers, Naples, and surrounding areas. If you could use HVAC maintenance to reduce the number of home allergens inside your residence, contact us today to schedule service from our trustworthy technicians!