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Allergy Season Is Here: How to Prepare

Paper cut of family with house and tree on fresh spring green grassThe state of your Bluffton, SC HVAC system can certainly impact your indoor air quality. For instance, if it’s an air conditioner struggling to reach the cooler temperature you have your thermostat set to, then you certainly won’t feel as comfortable indoors as you otherwise would. But when we talk about indoor air quality, we’re referring to much more than merely the temperature of your home.

We’re talking about the presence, or lack thereof, of particles and contaminants that can severely affect the symptoms of those with allergies and asthma. Springtime is allergy season, and while there’s not a whole lot we can do about your outdoor allergies, we can certainly help out in your home!

We Can Install a Whole-House Air Filtration System

A whole-house filtration system is a great way to significantly reduce the level of allergens in your home.

“But wait, doesn’t my HVAC system come with an air filter?”

Yes! However, there’s a common misconception that this air filter is meant to protect indoor air quality, when it’s actually there to protect the inside components of your cooling or heating system from particles that can damage it.

A whole-house air filtration system that uses a HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filter has the power to eliminate more contaminants from your air than any standard air filter. We recommend that if you’re considering this type of installation, you get it on your schedule soon, since spring is officially here!

How Exactly Does Whole-House Filtration Work?

Your whole-house filtration system will be installed right into the air ducts of your HVAC system by our technicians. While your air is being cooled, or heated depending on the time of year, that air is forced through the filter system, which cleanses the air of allergens and other potentially harmful particulates and fumes—this latter part being dependent on the type of filters you choose.

“Can’t I Just Use a Portable Air Filter?”

Sure, you can go to the store and get a portable air purifier that just plugs into the wall. It would certainly be cheaper upfront. However, portable systems are only able to clean the air right next to the unit, while you use your HVAC system and contaminated air is consistently recycled in all the other rooms of your home.

This leaves you with two choices—purchasing multiple portable units and risk them still not working very efficiently, or investing in a whole-house system. The whole-house system is far more effective, efficient, and—in the long run—more affordable!

“Do I Have Other Air Cleaning Options?”

Certainly! You might want to consider an air cleaner installation. A mechanical air cleaner works by utilizing a HEPA filter to target and remove particles larger than 0.3 microns from your air. This option is more affordable, and very easy to maintain.

An electronic air cleaner functions by creating an ionized charge to attract unwanted particles. This is a preferable option for many as it eliminates gases and smoke from your home’s indoor air, if this is a problem—these fumes can certainly aggravate spring allergies.

For exceptional indoor air quality products and services at a fair price, contact AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. Inc.

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