Many people dread the fall season because of the allergies that come with the season. Read on as local heating and air conditioning company M & M Heating & Air Conditioning Service Co. looks at solutions to help alleviate allergy symptoms.
Indoor Air Quality
Seasonal allergies are triggered by allergens from outside, usually from certain plants that are prevalent during the fall season. Managing how you and the people in your household track these particles indoors can help reduce allergen levels. Practices such as leaving your shoes at the door, changing your clothes, and washing your hair after coming home help isolate allergens in a small space. Replacing the HVAC air filters when they’re filled can also go a long way in preventing allergens from circulating in your home.
For many people, such practices are enough to keep allergy symptoms to manageable levels, but not eliminate all of them. Your furry loved ones may generate more pet dander as the season cools down, and can spread them as they go about the house. This is where an air purifier is needed. They pull air from the room, filter smaller airborne particles not caught by the HVAC system, and release clean air.
What Air Purifier Should You Get?
There are different types of air purifiers on the market, from those designed for bedrooms and small apartments to those intended for use in hospitals and commercial spaces. Like buying a new air conditioner, one of the key factors in choosing an air purifier is the size of the room. It has to be properly sized – an undersized air purifier would run at full capacity all the time, which can lead to premature failure.
Ideally, you should place the air purifier where the people in your household usually gather, such as in the living room or kitchen. If you have an open floor plan, your HVAC technician will likely recommend a whole-home system. Alternatively, you can get multiple smaller units and place them in different areas.
Air purifiers have different types of filtration systems. The most basic type of air purifier should have a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter in it. As you go up the model selection, you’ll find additional filtration systems that include UV lamps and static electricity. If you’re unsure which air purifier type is best for your home, consult your HVAC technician.
Call M & M Heating & Air Conditioning Service Co.
M & M provides heating, cooling, and indoor air quality services to customers in Stockton, CA, and the surrounding communities within San Joaquin County. Call (209) 399-3490, or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.