Summer allergens can become a major problem for home and business owners around Florida. We never seem to escape the many drawbacks to heavy humidity and the various contaminants floating around in the air.
Thankfully, there is a way to fight back against the harmful materials and microorganisms affecting your indoor air quality. Here’s how you can reduce allergens with a few effective HVAC tips.
Clean Your Air Ducts More Frequently
Allergens and other foreign materials, unsafe to breathe, can form inside the ventilation system. Therefore, it’s wise to have the ducts cleaned, sanitized, and deodorized periodically. How often should you do this? It’ll depend on the size of your home, whether you have pets, or any residents who are more sensitive to airborne allergens (i.e., children with asthma). Some dedicated property owners will get this a couple times of year, whereas the most common cleaning frequency would be between one to three years.
Inspect & Repair Leaky Ducts
Leaks are almost certain to cause serious inefficiency for your HVAC system. This means that dust, pollen, or other harmful inhalants will sneak through the leaks rather than through the various air filters. As that happens, you and your family may experience greater exposure to those unpleasant impurities even if you change filters and perform adequate upkeep elsewhere.
Perform Annual HVAC Inspections
If you can stay on top of preventative maintenance, then you’ll be way ahead of the curve for fighting allergens. If every component functions properly, then they’re less likely to circulate a bunch of pollen and dust.
Other Cleaning Recommendations
Along with vent and air duct cleaning, don’t forget to clean other areas and items that affect air quality as well. This includes everything from vacuuming carpets and changing air filters to sealing windows (to prevent pollen from entering) and installing air purifiers. Also, since Florida is so humid, consider purchasing a humidity detector and make sure your home/business is within the recommended 20-50% range. That’s the best way to avoid mold, mildew, and other serious respiratory hazards.
So, if you’d like help with that first critical component, then you know you can rely on us for fast, thorough, and cost-effect air duct cleaning.
Clean Sweep Duct Cleaning serves a large service area, which includes Tampa, Pinellas, Sarasota, and Bradenton. We can help residential homeowners, apartment complex owners, and businesses of all kinds. If you’d like to learn about us, or discover other ways to address air quality problems (including allergens), then call us anytime at 941-371-3862.