Prep Your HVAC System for Fall in Texas
Fall is here! While we observed the first day of fall earlier this week on September 22, we still have a few more days of summer-like weather. We love fall here in Texas – whether it is the football season heating up, the Texas State Fair or simply a little reprieve from the scorching heat, it is a great time to be a Texan. While the change of seasons is nice, fall allergies make life a little more difficult for residents of Texas. A recent study found that 20 percent of Americans are allergic to ragweed – a major allergen in the fall.
This time of year, it’s crucial to ensure that your multifamily and apartment HVAC system is working correctly to reduce allergens. If it’s not, you and your tenants could suffer from ragweed pollutants, and worsened symptoms of coughing, sneezing, and itching from allergies or asthma.
The signs of a poorly running system can be subtle, and you may not notice your indoor air quality isn’t what it should be. By understanding how you can improve your HVAC unit’s efficiency, you can reduce allergens in your multi-family unit and help your tenants breathe easily.
Here are our top tips to get your HVAC system ready for the fall.
Perform DIY Maintenance
Your air filter plays an important role in your home’s air quality and one of the best things you can do for your allergies is to keep it clean. On average, air filters need to be changed every 90 days due to the buildup of particles in the air. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, changing your filter every 45 days can help improve your symptoms immensely.
Managing humidity levels in your home will help keep your allergy symptoms mild as well. The amount of humidity in your home greatly affects your indoor air quality and can irritate your allergies. Investing in a dehumidifier is a great way to control your indoor humidity levels.
Keep Your Home Clean
Encouraging tenants to keep their unit clean is one of the most important things they can do for the HVAC System to reduce allergies. Upholstery, rugs, and carpets can hold in dust, allergens, and other particles that can affect the quality of the air you breathe.
Schedule Routine AC Maintenance
The best way to ensure your AC unit is running smoothly is through routine HVAC maintenance. Because there are multiple components within your unit that require maintenance from a certified BCS Service Pros LLC technician, scheduling professional maintenance twice per year is recommended.
If you’re looking for AC maintenance for fall to help reduce allergens in your home, contact our team at BCS Service Pros LLC. We take pride in being the number one family-owned and operated AC company in Texas, and we’re ready to help you with all your multi-family and apartment HVAC needs.
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