As the vibrant colors of autumn arrive in North Carolina, so do the dreaded fall allergies. While it’s a beautiful season to enjoy, allergy sufferers may dread the change in seasons. The increase in pollen, mold spores, and ragweed can trigger allergic reactions and worsen asthma symptoms. Fortunately, with some smart preparations, you can create a haven of clean, allergen-free air inside your home.
HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filters are like superheroes for your home. They work wonders in HVAC systems, helping you breathe easier and reducing pesky fall allergies in North Carolina. These filters are incredible at capturing nearly 100% of airborne particles like pollen, mold spores, pet dander, and dust mites. HVAC systems with HEPA filters reduce allergens circulating inside your home, providing much-needed relief for those with allergies.
The best HVAC air filters for allergies and asthma are those with a MERV rating of 11 or higher.1
These HVAC filters effectively trap smaller particles, making them ideal for capturing allergens. HEPA filters with MERV ratings of 17 to 20 are at the top of the scale and offer the most filtration.
4 Tips for Prepping Your Home
Schedule HVAC Maintenance
Before fall sets in, have a professional inspect and maintain your HVAC system. A well-maintained system runs efficiently and ensures your filters are clean and ready to capture allergens effectively.
1 Not all HVAC systems can work properly when equipped with these air filters. If you are unsure, call AnyDay Heating and Cooling for professional advice.
Upgrade to HEPA Filters
Swap out your old filters with HEPA filters to enhance indoor air quality and minimize allergens circulating in your home.
Keep Windows and Doors Closed
Although it’s tempting to enjoy the crisp fall air, doing so can bring allergens inside. On days with high pollen counts, keep windows and doors closed to keep allergens at bay. You can still keep curtains and blinds open, though, to enjoy the fall colors.
Wear a Mask When Cleaning
Peak allergy seasons mean more frequent house cleaning. Be sure to wear a mask to prevent inhalation of those nasty allergens. Tip: When dusting, spritz a cloth or tool with the cleaner to dampen it. This helps prevent dust from flying around in the air.
Embrace a healthier, cozier home during North Carolina’s fall allergy season with these tips. Breathe easier and enjoy the vibrant season from the comfort of your home.
To learn more about air filters and air purifiers or to schedule HVAC maintenance, contact AnyDay Heating & Cooling. You can reach out online or call 919-295-9698 at any time.