Casselberry, FL has a lot of allergens in the air, as does most of central Florida when it gets hot. If you suffer from allergies, summer can be a miserable time of year, and while your home may provide some respite, mold spores and similar allergens can find you there too. Luckily, there are some common-sense steps you can take to keep your home clean and help anyone suffering from allergies in your family stay happy and healthy this summer. Or, if you’re of a mind, you can install something a little more ambitious in your HVAC system. We’ve provided a brief list of both below.
Clean the Filter
Your air conditioner has a mesh filter that captures dust and dirt as the system runs. Obviously, this is a huge boon for allergy sufferers, since it keeps the air clear, but the filter needs to be cleaned or replaced once a month in order for it to keep doing its job. Alternately, you can install an electronic air purifier in your system, which does the job much more thoroughly and doesn’t require you to get into the system and change it every 30 days.
Lower the Humidity
High humidity serves as a breeding ground for mold and bacteria, which spells bad news for allergy sufferers. You can reduce the humidity simply by running the air conditioner — cooling the air serves to dry it out — but that can get hard on the system after a time. A better option would be to install a whole-house dehumidifier, which is specifically built to lower the ambient moisture in the air, and can help your air conditioner run more efficiently as well as helping anyone suffering form allergies to breathe easier.
Call the pros at Downtown Air and Heat to install, repair or replace these products.