Fall and football season are in full swing, and Halloween is hiding right around the corner. While the cooler temperatures are a relief from the oppressive heat in LaGrange, Georgia, allergy sufferers aren’t rejoicing for joy just yet. To improve your quality of life and breathe easier at home this fall, keep your home’s air as clean as possible.
Change Your Air Filter to Deter Dust Buildup
Your HVAC system’s filter cleans the air that circulates throughout it, trapping and holding many types of particles that impact health and comfort. This includes dust, pollen and pet dander. But when it’s filthy, it pushes those contaminants right back into your home. To avoid polluted indoor air, change your air filter at least every three months.
In the news: Scientists have recently found that household dust harbors toxic chemicals that have been linked to an increased risk to cancer in adults and developmental problems in babies. The toxic chemicals are shed from a range of common household items, including electrical goods, beauty products and cleaning supplies.
Eliminate Ragweed With an Air Cleaner
If you’re an allergy sufferer, you likely already know how much ragweed can haunt you during the fall. During its peak growing season, a single ragweed plant produces a billion pollen grains, which can travel up to 400 miles in the wind. While an HVAC filter helps reduce allergy symptoms, an air cleaner works even harder to eliminate ragweed.
Use a Whole-Home Dehumidifier to Prevent Mold
Georgia is known for its hot summers that increase at-home humidity. Too much humidity in your home can encourage mold growth. High humidity can also make your HVAC system work harder and cost you more in monthly utility costs. With a whole-home dehumidifier, you’ll ensure your home’s humidity is within a healthy range of 40 to 60 percent.
Don’t put your family’s health at risk. To schedule professional duct cleaning, HVAC maintenance or IAQ testing, contact Airforce Heating & Air. We look forward to helping you breathe easier this fall.