Ragweed season is no joke for allergy sufferers in Alabama. The Goldenrod plant often gets the blame for allergies actually caused by ragweed in Alabama. Did you know your heating and air system can be a powerful ally in reducing allergens in your home and helping you find relief from your allergy symptoms overall? Let’s review the steps you can take to get ready for the fall and winter seasons while improving your indoor air quality.

Your HVAC System Can Be a Powerful Ally Against Allergies, Asthma and COPD, Here’s How:

  • Keep out harmful allergens. Filters in your HVAC system can keep out allergens, which threaten your comfort and health such as pollen, ragweed and dust. In addition to keeping the external allergens out, your HVAC’s filter can successfully prevent common allergens found inside the home such as pet dander, mold, dust mites, pollen and cockroach droppings from impacting your indoor air quality.
  • Routine Maintenance is key. While filters can keep airborne allergens from impacting your indoor air quality and cause health problems, mold and mildew can build up and cause additional issues. Keeping up with routine maintenance schedules with a professional HVAC service provider will help prevent these harmful substances from getting into your home.
  • Air Purifiers can add to the preventative power of HVAC system. For even deeper protection against allergens, many homeowners add an air purifier with a HEPA filter to the HVAC system. This is an excellent option for filtering out allergens your HVAC’s filters can’t handle alone. If you have family members who suffer from asthma or allergies, a whole-home air purifier can prevent aggravating serious health conditions. When you reduce allergens in your home’s air, everyone in the family breathes easier.
  • Dehumidifiers are part of the picture. Humidity in Alabama is at some of the highest levels in the country. An imbalance in humidity inside your home can lead to mold and mildew problems, which can aggravate conditions like asthma, COPD and allergies. Many types of dehumidifiers can be integrated into your homes HVAC system to control moisture and humidity in the air.

Air Specialty is Your Source for Heating and Air

Air Specialty has been the leading HVAC service provider in Mobile for over 25 years. We understand how important managing Indoor Air Quality is in such a humid, allergen-filled area of the world. To help homeowners achieve comfort and indoor air quality to support their family’s health, we use our expertise, training and local insights. We encourage our customers and potential customers to schedule an annual maintenance service. It is one of the best and most cost-effective ways to fight fall allergens and improve indoor air quality. Our team is here to assist with all your heating and cooling needs from repair to service to new installation including assistance with indoor air quality efforts. Contact our professional team of NATE-certified technicians to assist with any and all of your HVAC needs. Contact Air Specialty to schedule an appointment today.

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