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The Importance of Replacing
Your Air Filter During Allergy Season
For many of us, allergy season can be a challenging time of year. With pollen, dust, and other irritants in the air, it can be difficult to breathe easy. But did you know that replacing your air filter can make a significant difference in reducing allergy symptoms?
At Academy Plumbing, HVAC and Electrical, we understand how important it is to maintain clean air inside your home. That’s why we recommend replacing your air filter regularly, especially during allergy season.
- REPLACE AIR FILTER
- CLEAN AIR RETURNS
- CHECK THAT YOUR COMPRESSOR
AND EXHAUST ARE CLEAR OF DEBRIS
Replace Air Filter
Over time, your air filter can become clogged with dirt, dust, and other harmful particles. When this happens, it can restrict airflow, hindering the performance of your HVAC system. As a result, your system may need to work harder to maintain a comfortable temperature, leading to increased energy consumption and higher utility bills.
In addition, a clogged air filter means that more contaminants are circulating throughout your home. This can exacerbate allergy symptoms and even cause respiratory issues, especially for those with asthma or other respiratory conditions.
To avoid these problems, we recommend replacing your air filter every three months or more frequently if you have pets or allergies.
Clean Air Returns
Another important step in maintaining clean air inside your home is to clean your air returns regularly. Air returns are the vents in your walls or ceilings that pull air back into your HVAC system. When these vents become dirty or clogged with debris, they can no longer effectively filter out pollutants and irritants, leading to more allergy symptoms.
To clean your air returns, start by turning off your HVAC system. Then, remove the vents and wipe them down with a damp cloth. You can also use a vacuum hose attachment to remove any debris that may have accumulated inside the vents.
Check Your Compressor and Exhaust
Finally, it’s a good idea to check your HVAC system’s compressor and exhaust for any debris that may have accumulated. This can include leaves, twigs, grass, and other outdoor materials that can impede airflow and reduce your system’s performance.
To check your compressor and exhaust, start by turning off your HVAC system. Then, carefully remove any debris that may have accumulated around the exterior of your system. You can also use a hose to gently spray away any remaining debris.
By following these simple steps, you can help reduce allergy symptoms and enjoy clean, fresh air inside your home all year long. And if you need help with any HVAC or plumbing issues, don’t hesitate to contact the experienced team at Academy Plumbing, HVAC and Electrical.