Are you prepared for allergy season in the Dallas, Texas, area? Common allergens like pollen, mold, and dust mites create a polluted environment when they build up indoors. In addition to causing allergy symptoms, poor air quality can also lead to long-term conditions like chronic lung diseases. Taking the steps to improve your indoor air quality (IAQ) can make a major difference in the health of your home.

Inspect and Clean Your HVAC Filter

Indoor air is two to five times more polluted than the air outdoors, with a buildup of contaminants like asbestos, secondhand smoke, bacteria, dust, and cleaning products. Regularly changing your air filters is one of the easiest ways to maintain clean air and reduce your exposure to allergens. An HVAC filter is used to catch these pollutants, stopping them from circulating throughout your home. However, a dirty or clogged filter will blow back any buildup of debris indoors. To keep these allergens out of your space, check the filters of your air conditioner and furnace, and swap them out for new ones at least every two months.

Schedule an HVAC Maintenance Appointment

Before you experience any allergies, you should schedule seasonal maintenance for your HVAC system. When properly maintained, your system can help with allergies by filtering the indoor air and maintaining healthy humidity levels. The ideal humidity level is between 30 percent and 50 percent. High levels of humidity indoors lead to pollutants like mold and mildew, but a properly functioning air conditioner will work to balance these levels. Professional service technicians will identify any problems with your HVAC system and provide necessary tune-ups to ensure your equipment runs at peak efficiency. They can also recommend and install the best IAQ products and indoor air systems such as an air purifier, filters, and more.

To learn more about indoor air quality solutions for your home, contact Metro Air Conditioning at (214) 390-3740.