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Worried About Summer Allergy Season? Here’s How to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Posted on: September 6, 2011

If you’re worried about your allergies bothering you this allergy season, you can find respite in your home. With these tips, you can easily bolster your indoor air quality so that you can breathe easy in your house.

Upgrade Your Air Filters
The efficiency of air filters is designated by their MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value). This allows you to compare the benefits of different filters more easily. Higher quality filters, such as those rating a 16 MERV, are installed by an HVAC professional into your ductwork rather than placed at your return ducts. These capture a high percentage of particles of any size.

Install A UV Lamp
The light they produce has a low level of radiation that is harmless to people but will immediately alter the DNA of dangerous microorganisms like bacteria, fungi and viruses, which prevents them from being able to reproduce. Though UV lamps can’t stop the circulation of things like pollen or dust, when they are used in conjunction with high-efficiency air filters they are able to deliver the highest quality air possible.

Allow For More Ventilation
Ventilation in areas like your attic can help you keep the humidity down by creating natural airflow. This is helpful because it eliminates your attic as a place likely to foster mold growth. Replace the soffit covers in your attic with ridged vents to create such an air flow while still keeping out the elements.

Prevent Mold Growth
Eliminate other areas or problems that would allow mold to grow. A leak in your roof can allow puddles to form and stagnate so any leaks should be repaired immediately. Leaky pipes can do the same and should be quickly addressed.

For more tips on how you can improve your indoor air quality and escape allergy problems, contact Acosta Heating, Cooling & Electrical today.  We have proudly served residents of the Charlotte Metro Area since 1972.

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