The temperatures in Northwest Arkansas can be in the 70s or higher for much of the year, so most homeowners are running their air-conditioning systems regularly. However, if you or your loved ones suffer from allergies, that can mean an exacerbation of symptoms because contaminants get into your indoor air, and are hard to remove.
You can minimize the irritation or allergy symptoms by ensuring that your HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system is maintained properly year-round. In fact, try these three HVAC maintenance tips to help you fend off indoor allergies:
The installation of a high-efficiency particulate arrestor — usually called a HEPA filter — can stop more than 99 percent of all airborne contamination. Asthmatics and allergy sufferers, the elderly and young children often benefit most, but we’re all better off breathing air that doesn’t contain spores, microbes and particles of dead dust mites. HEPA filters even remove the molecules we interpret as smells, like the odor of tobacco smoke.
At Paschal Heat, Air, Geothermal & Generators, we’ve been serving the Northwest Arkansas region for more than 40 years. We conduct service calls seven days a week, at your convenience. Contact us today to schedule an HVAC maintenance call, or a consultation to determine if an upgrade to a HEPA filter would be right for you and your loved ones.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about maintenance and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.