3 Helpful Hints To Keep Seasonal Allergies At Bay

As humidity levels, temperature, and other variables change from season to season, it pays to stay on your toes in terms of your indoor air quality. In fact, you will most likely have to adjust your home comfort system’s settings multiple times per year to account for ever-changing outdoor weather. As we transition from summer into fall and fall into winter, you can anticipate a few key conditions and adjust your system accordingly.  

Mold Control

While you may think mold growth would be more extensive during the dark, damp winter, it actually reaches peak levels during fall as grass and leaves start to decay. To prevent mold in your home, make sure to keep humidity levels as low as possible. From running the vent fan in your bathroom during showers or in your kitchen while boiling food on the stove, every little bit helps! 

Mold is not only unsightly but can also cause unpleasant symptoms such as:

  • Cough
  • Sore Throat
  • Headache
  • Itchy/Watery Eyes 

If you do discover that this foul fungus has made its way into your home, make sure it hasn’t made a home inside your air vents. If it does, your home comfort system may be circulating spores throughout your home along with the air you and your family breathe. You may want to consider a home purification system to get rid of mold or mildew once and for all! 

Check Your Vents

Because fall is the middleman between summer and winter, you may find that temperatures and humidity levels are fluctuating frequently. These changing conditions are a challenge for your HVAC system, as your vents may not always function efficiently if they cannot accommodate the constant weather oscillations. Not only will your vents be unable to adequately deliver air to your living space, but they may also suffer significant wear and tear if not properly cared for. Consider contacting a professional to schedule semi-annual maintenance to ensure your system stays in tip-top shape no matter the season! 

Cleaning Is Key

As temperatures begin to drop, everyone will most likely be spending a lot more time indoors. Therefore, if dirt and dust accumulate in your home—on ceiling fans, kitchen fan vents or in your ductwork—your family may be facing some troublesome allergy symptoms. Make sure you’re cleaning and dusting regularly to prevent irritants from accumulating inside. Additionally, take a peek inside your ductwork! If you spy cobwebs, an unusual amount of dust or evidence of vermin, be sure to contact an expert right away to inspect and clean your ducts. 

It can be difficult to transition your system along with the seasons! If you need a helping hand, give Hyde’s AC a call at (760) 360-2202. We would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have!