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Allergies trigger when small agitating particles hit your airways. Most of us notice that allergies are less problematic indoors, because there are fewer allergens. It’s not just that the doors and windows keep out extra pollen. Staying indoors can alleviate your allergies because of how HVAC systems work.
A well-maintained HVAC unit can reduce allergies inside any business. It does this by removing allergens from the air, lowering the density of allergens that could trigger an allergic attack. A well-sealed building combined with an efficient and filtration-designed HVAC can almost completely remove allergens from the indoor air – drastically increasing measurable air quality.
4 Ways HVAC Units Can Remove Allergens
1. Filter Air through High-MERV Filters
- Every HVAC system has a filter, even single-zone window units. This filter pulls lint and allergens out of the air before it is temperature-treated and cycled back out into the house. The higher quality your filter, the more particles it can remove. Filters of MERV 11 or higher are rated to remove very small allergen particles like seasonal pollen reliably. However, filters must be regularly changed to work correctly.
2. In-Line Air Purification and Air Scrubbing Devices
- Additional air purifiers and air scrubbing devices can be installed in-line with your HVAC unit. This method can further treat your air as it cycles through the HVAC, further removing allergens and any possible immune system irritants before the air reaches the vents in each room.
3. Keep the Ductwork Clear of Allergens
- A powerful HVAC can cycle most of that dust back through fresh filtration systems. Ducts are designed for airflow without buildup. In good condition, your air ducts rarely need cleaning because the HVAC keeps air moving along and constantly filtered.
4. Remove Humidity from Mold-Risk Areas
- If you have a moist area (ex: dryer outflow or previously flooded material) humidity control via your HVAC system can stop the growth of allergy-causing mold colonies.
The better your HVAC is maintained, the better it can keep your building free of allergens and save you and your staff from those allergy symptoms. Contact us today to discuss the HVAC maintenance and improvements your business may need to become an allergy-free zone. Filter and belt changes are a standard part of our preventative maintenance programs.
Call us at (248) 486-6500 and we’d be happy to talk about what we can offer you! If you don’t have time for a call, you can simply fill in our online contact form and someone from our service team will get in touch with you.