How to Use Your HVAC System to Alleviate Seasonal Allergies

If you’re one of the 50 million Americans that suffer from seasonal allergies, you know that Spring in Central Pennsylvania is no joke. Read on for four ways you can use your home comfort system wisely to help improve your seasonal allergies and your indoor air quality.

Change Your Air Filters

We say it all the time, but it bears repeating: the #1 step a homeowner can take to improve the comfort and performance of their forced air HVAC system is to change their air filters regularly. Not only does this improve the cleanliness of the air you breathe, but a clean filter helps your system run more efficiently and can help prevent costly, expensive breakdowns.

Your JK Technician will change your filter at your regularly scheduled maintenance appointment, but many systems will need the filter changed more often, from every 1-3 months. If you’re not sure how often you need to be changing your filter, just ask your technician or send us a message for assistance.

Balance Your Humidity

An important factor to consider all year long is how humidity affects your comfort and your health. Too much humidity can cause mold issues and air that feels too warm, while too low humidity can cause dry skin and sinus issues. Dust mites—a major allergy and asthma trigger—can also thrive in environments where the relative humidity exceeds 50%. Per research from the Mayo Clinic, keeping humidity in the “sweet spot” of 30-60% may ease breathing in children and adults who have asthma or allergies. Using a whole home humidifier in the heating season and a whole home dehumidifier in the cooling season can help your home feel more comfortable while also improving the air you breathe. Plus, these accessories are installed right in your HVAC system, so you get better comfort without another appliance to move around or cords to run. As always, please consult with a health professional when making health decisions for yourself and your family.

Invest in Air Purification

Thanks to COVID, you have probably heard how important air purification through Electronic Air Cleaners and good ventilation is at preventing the spread of illness. What you may not have heard is that the same devices that can eliminate the COVID virus from your indoor air (per a third-party study) also remove up to 99.9% of mold, bacteria, pollen, and other allergens. JK Mechanical offers a wide variety of electronic air cleaners to suit a range of systems and budgets, so contact us today for more information or ask your technician at your next appointment.

Schedule Your Precision Tune-Up

If you are due for a JK Precision Tune-Up or haven’t had preventative maintenance done on your heating & cooling system in some time, schedule your appointment with one of our service technicians today. Our trained and certified technicians will inspect, adjust, analyze, test and clean your equipment – top to bottom, inside and out.

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