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After a few days of waking up in the morning with itchy eyes and a runny nose, you’ll probably be ready to try just about anything if it will help with your home allergies. There are a lot of things you can do during allergy season to help your body cope with all of the allergens that are floating around during the spring and summer. One of the best things you can do is to make your home a haven that is free from allergens. 

When spring arrives, the pollen that is in the air can overwhelm your body and make you even more sensitive to other household allergens like dust and pet dander. When you are working remotely or spending a lot of time indoors, it can be miserable to feel like you’re allergic to your own home. By making a few simple changes to your HVAC, allergies can become less of a problem.

Can Your HVAC System Help with Allergies?

When trees and flowers on every block are blossoming and the pollen is so thick you can see it collecting on your car in the morning, it might not seem like your HVAC can do much good. But all of the air that’s in your home passes through your HVAC system and your ductwork and ends up back in your home. Because of this, your HVAC system can either help with the problem, or make it worse.

When your air conditioner is working well, it can help to reduce the effect of seasonal allergies by lowering the humidity in your home. Some allergens like dust and mold can thrive if it’s too warm and damp. But your HVAC system can also make the problem worse. If your filters and air ducts are dirty, or if the system isn’t running efficiently, allergens will end up back in the air you breathe. 

Can Your AC Filter Out Pollen?

By itself, an air conditioner can’t filter out pollen. Pollen is too small and can escape through the system. That’s why every AC needs the help of a good filter, regular cleaning and maintenance, and even humidity control and air filtration systems. 

At Service Genius, we want to help you make your home a retreat from allergens so that you can feel better this spring and summer. If you are suffering from allergy symptoms like itchy eyes, throat, or ears, a runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, sneezing, or headaches, we want to help! We have put together a few tips that can help you with your indoor allergies.

Tip #1: Clean and Maintain Your HVAC System

Dust can collect on your outdoor unit just like it does on the surfaces of your home. When your evaporator and condenser coils have build-up on them, your AC won’t work as effectively. The result will be higher humidity levels. Regular HVAC services can solve the problem. You can schedule HVAC maintenance every spring to make sure your AC is working its best. 

Tip #2: Use HEPA Filters and Change Them Often

Most people should be changing their filters every 2-3 months. However, if you’re a pet owner, you should consider changing filters even more often. Fur may make your pet soft and cuddly, but it can also clog up your HVAC filters. We also recommend using HEPA filters. These filters can trap even small particles like allergens. You’ll want to look for filters with a higher MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) rating. The higher the MERV rating, the smaller the particles that it can trap.

Tip #3: Invest in Indoor Air Quality Services

Indoor air quality services can make the air quality in your home better year-round. You can have air filtration and purification systems installed right in your HVAC system to get rid of particles that are floating around in the air. You can also consider a humidity control system that will keep the humidity at a healthy level. 

Tip #4: Take Care of Your Ducts and Vents

All of the air that ends up in your home goes through your vents and ductwork. You can clean your vents to make sure they aren’t becoming hangout spots for dust and allergens. You can also have your ductwork professionally cleaned. Your ducts may even need to be repaired or sealed so they aren’t pulling dust from your attic back into your home. 

When you start to feel the tickle in your nose that you associate with spring and summer allergies, you can solve the problem right at the source. You may not be able to get your body to stop reacting to pollen in the air, but you can make the air in your house clean and healthy by following our HVAC allergy tricks. Call Servius Genius today if you’re interested in learning more. 

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  • AC Tune Ups
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