Originally published in August 2017, updated in March 2020.
When you live in Dunwoody, Georgia, allergies can be a year-round concern. Fortunately, you don’t have to live alongside allergens like pollen, biologic spores, and dust mites. From rethinking your cleaning schedule to investing in an air purifier, discover four ways to remove airborne allergens from your home.
Rethink Your Cleaning Schedule
For many homeowners, optimizing the cleaning schedule is a key way to fight allergens. Take the time to wipe down counters, sweep and mop floors, and vacuum carpeted areas at least once a week. Launder bedsheets and duvet covers on a weekly basis and vacuum upholstered furniture a couple of times each month. Taking these steps will reduce dust mites and related allergens drastically.
Change the Air Filter
Next, make a point of changing the HVAC filter at least every three months. During the summer when the air conditioner is on constantly, replace the filter every month. Increasing the frequency improves the chances that the filter will trap dust and pollen, keeping it from circulating through your home’s air supply.
Invest in an Air Purifier
Even the most advanced air filters can’t remove all allergens from the air, but some air purifiers can. At E. Smith Heating & Air Conditioning, we recommend an advanced model like the Infinity Air Purifier GAPA, which removes allergens like pet dander and tobacco smoke from the air supply up to eight times per hour. This model can also capture and inactivate pathogens like bacteria and viruses that could otherwise make your family sick.
The Infinity air purifier is installed in-line with your heating and cooling system and makes your indoor air healthier. This air purifier uses a patented process call Captures and Kills™ technology to trap up to 95% of pathogens down to .30 microns in size. It then uses an electrical charge to either kill them or render them inert. Your HVAC system processes your indoor air up to 8 times per hour. Any pollen, allergens, bacteria and viruses are caught and held within the filter. The electrical charge bursts the cell walls of pathogens that are caught in the filter.
Try a Whole-Home Dehumidifier
If the environment in your home tends to attract biologic particulates and spores, our team typically recommends improved humidity control to keep your sneezing and sniffling to a minimum. Installing a Performance Whole-Home Dehumidifier DEHXX helps you get a handle on indoor humidity issues, making your home inhospitable to these allergens.
Boost your home’s indoor air quality and breathe a sigh of relief. Call the HVAC pros at E. Smith Heating & Air Conditioning today.
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