replace the entire unit. You do, however, need to make sure you change the filter regularly at least once every 60 days. However, if you have pets in the home or it’s a time of year when the pollen count is high, you’ll want to change it once every 20 to 30 days.
You may have heard that HEPA filters are the go-to choice for homes where allergy and asthma sufferers live. Although these filters do work extremely well in removing pollen and pet dander from a home, they are not recommended for central heating and air conditioning units that are not specifically designed to accommodate a HEPA filter. If you don’t have an HVAC unit that accommodates a HEPA filter, you’ll want to use a high-efficiency filter.
Did you know you can have an air purifier installed directly on your HVAC unit? This type of add-on cleans the air as it is being pushed through the unit, which helps decrease asthma symptoms by improving indoor air quality. In addition to an air purifier, you can also install UV lights within your ductwork to kill biological contaminants that trigger your asthma symptoms.
If you don’t want fancy upgrades and add-ons, there’s no need to fret. Regular maintenance on your HVAC unit is the number one tip you can follow to help reduce asthma symptoms. During an annual inspection and maintenance session, a qualified HVAC specialist can fix any issues and clean the unit. This will help to improve the quality of the air inside your house. To learn more about the value of HVAC maintenance in homes where asthma sufferers reside, contact Crystal Air Conditioning & Heating. Visit our website or call us today.
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Originally published in Sept. 2018, updated in March 2020