Sniffling, Sneezing, Watery Eyes - Help your Allergies, Optimize your HVAC System

May 18, 2019 

By Austin Heyen, Head of Aurora’s HVAC Division 

Have you ever considered that optimizing your HVAC System may improve or alleviate asthma and allergy symptoms? There are many easy options to reduce allergens and improve indoor air quality.  

Schedule Annual AC Maintenance 

Indoor air pollution includes mold, dust mites, pet dander and pollen. Your HVAC system’s air filters are designed to trap the majority of these allergens when they become airborne, but they can still affect you, causing allergic reactions or asthma attacks. Additionally, your HVAC system can harbor mildew and mold, which can end up in your indoor air during the air conditioning cycles. That’s why annual maintenance is so crucial, especially for someone with asthma or allergies. 

Know Your Filter 

Since the air filter is such a crucial player in reducing indoor allergens, you need to invest in a quality filter capable of trapping even the tiniest particles. An air filter’s effectiveness is measured using a MERV rating, or a minimum efficiency recording value. MERVs range from one to twenty, with the higher numbers offering the highest level of filtration. Not every air filter is recommended for any system, however. Higher air filter efficiency tends to add stress to the system. At Aurora, we are happy to guide you to the perfect filter for your system and personal preferences. Call us at 701-242-7202. 

Add Whole Home Air Purifiers  

While centralized HVAC systems work best with medium to high-efficiency air filters, adding an air purifier with a HEPA filter is the smartest option for trapping those allergens your HVAC can’t handle alone. Whole-home air purifiers are great for anyone suffering from severe asthma or allergies because they improve the entire home’s air quality, helping everyone in the family to breathe easier. 

Control Humidity 

In addition to air purification, it’s important to maintain ideal humidity levels inside the home in order to alleviate allergies. Humidity, in particular, is a major trigger for many asthma sufferers. Having a dehumidifier installed can help to keep those humidity levels in check.  

Keep Your HVAC Systems Maintained 

One of the best and most cost-effective ways to optimize your HVAC system is to schedule annual maintenance service. This should include having your air filters changed and the ductwork cleaned in order to improve airflow and keep the system running efficiently. Don’t suffer from allergies and asthma. Call Aurora at 701-242-7202 to discuss optimization solutions for your HVAC system. Whether you opt for an annual HVAC tune-up or a new indoor air quality product, we can have your family breathing better in no time.