It’s Allergy Season – What IAQ Products Are the Best?
Indoor air quality (IAQ) products are essential for maintaining healthy air quality in your Evansville, Indiana home, especially during allergy season. Some of the best IAQ products for allergy season include air purifiers, HVAC filters and dehumidifiers. Brackett Heating, Air & Plumbing offers a wide array of IAQ products to keep your indoor environment as pure and healthy as possible in every season.
Air purifiers are effective in removing common allergens such as pollen, dust and pet dander from the air. They work by using a combination of filters to trap these particles as they circulate through the purifier. Air purifiers can be standalone units or can be integrated into your HVAC system.
Standard HVAC filters are also crucial for improving indoor air quality during allergy season. These filters remove airborne particles and allergens from the air as they pass through your heating and cooling system. An important consideration when choosing an air filter is the MERV rating or the Minimum Efficacy Reporting Value rating. The higher the MERV rating of the filter, the more effective it will be at capturing small particles. However, it’s essential to choose a filter that’s compatible with your HVAC system and doesn’t impede its airflow.
A specialized air filter that’s very effective at capturing small particles like pollen, dust mites and pet dander is a HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filter. HEPA filters incorporate carbon within the mesh body of the filter to clean the air.
Dehumidifiers can also improve indoor air quality and help to reduce allergy symptoms by controlling the moisture levels in your home. High humidity levels can lead to mold growth, which can exacerbate allergy symptoms. Dehumidifiers work by pulling moisture from the air, decreasing the likelihood for mold and mildew to grow. Like air purifiers, dehumidifiers can be standalone units or integrated into your current HVAC system.
In addition to these specific IAQ products, it’s also essential to practice good indoor air hygiene during allergy season. This includes regularly cleaning and dusting your home, using a vacuum with a HEPA filter and keeping windows closed to prevent outdoor allergens from entering your home.
HVAC maintenance is another critical facet to achieve clean and healthy indoor air. Brackett Heating, Air & Plumbing offers a comprehensive maintenance program to ensure your cooling system is ready to go this spring and throughout the summer.
Call Brackett Heating, Air & Plumbing today to learn more about our available IAQ products or to schedule your cooling system unit maintenance today.