Don’t Lose Your Cool: 3 Ways to Handle Air Conditioning and AllergiesPublished: October 12, 2018

When a member of your Rockledge, Florida, household suffers from allergies, you want to reduce sources of allergy triggers in the home while still maintaining a comfortable space for all members of the family. Through regular HVAC maintenance and proper ventilation, you can get the perfect balance between home cooling and allergy trigger reduction.

Schedule Regular HVAC System Maintenance

Your home’s HVAC system can provide comfortable cooling for your home’s living spaces. However, dirty ductwork and an improperly maintained system can contribute to the amount of allergens present in your home. When you schedule regular HVAC system maintenance appointments with our Ellington Air Conditioning & Heat specialists, you’ll be able to keep the system operating at peak efficiency so that it can deliver comfortable cooling and boost your home’s indoor air quality.

Keep Spaces in Your Home Well Ventilated

Do you notice condensation on windows, bad-smelling or stuffy air, or biological growth in areas of your home where books, shoes, and other items collect? These signs can point to problems with ventilation in your home. Poor ventilation can increase your household’s exposure to indoor air pollutants such as dust mites and pet dander.

To promote proper ventilation, open windows when possible to let in fresh air. Use a system of fans throughout your house to support your home HVAC system’s operation. Fans can help facilitate the flow of cool air and disperse humidity.

Maintain Proper Humidity Levels in the Home

Speaking of humidity, homes that have high humidity levels can also contribute to the misery for allergy sufferers. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends that relative indoor humidity levels be between 30 and 50 percent. To keep humidity levels in check, you can use dehumidifiers to combat moist, humid conditions in areas of your home such as attics and basements.

Ellington Air Conditioning & Heat offers Florida HVAC specialists dedicated to serving you and your home comfort needs. Call us at (321) 248-4838 (Brevard County).

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