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6 Ways To Protect Your HVAC System & Home Comfort From Springtime Pollen in Atlanta

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Tree pollen is a common and particularly frustrating annoyance in Atlanta that’s at its worst in March and April. While we’re excited about blooming flowers, the pollen in the air can diminish your comfort and ability to enjoy the fabulous springtime weather.

Here are a few indoor air quality and HVAC solutions you should consider that can reduce pollen levels in your home and protect your health:

Upgrade Your Air Filter 

Most standard 1-inch air filters should be changed every three months. Media filters only require changing every six to 12 months, and they have deep pleats and tightly woven construction that can remove up to 700% more dust, particulate matter, viruses, and bacteria. 

Repair Leaky Ductwork

Leaky ducts can significantly reduce the efficiency of your air conditioner, but they also create points of entry where pollen, dust, and other debris can blow directly into rooms without getting stopped by an air filter.

You should inspect your ducts monthly and schedule a professional inspection every year. Any leaks should be promptly repaired and sealed.

Install a UV Light

UV lights neutralize bacteria, germs, and viruses, thus improving indoor air quality and protecting your health. UV lights are highly effective at reducing infection risk and mitigating respiratory illness symptoms. 

Install an Air Scrubber or Purifier

Air purifiers and scrubbers are designed to remove gasses, microbes, and a broad range of allergens from your air.

Properly installed and maintained, these systems can remove up to 99% of the pollen within your home. Incorporating an air scrubber or purifier can help significantly reduce allergy symptoms. 

Install a Whole-Home Dehumidifier

Whole-home humidifiers and dehumidifiers help keep your home’s humidity levels within optimal ranges. This is crucial in Atlanta as the high humidity levels can exacerbate symptoms caused by allergies and respiratory conditions.

Further, maintaining optimal humidity levels helps inhibit the proliferation of mold and mildew, which can trigger allergy symptoms like watery eyes, headaches, and more.

Schedule Routine AC Maintenance

Routine air conditioning maintenance is essential for keeping your cooling system in good repair, enhancing system performance, and optimizing energy efficiency. Your HVAC technician can:

  • Clean components
  • Replace air filters
  • Inspect ductwork
  • And more

This helps ensure proper airflow, which significantly reduces the amount of pollen and dust within your home.  

Choose UAT for Indoor Air Quality & HVAC Services in Atlanta

At United Air Temp, we are committed to delivering superior service and exceptional results.

Our highly trained HVAC technicians will find the best solutions to help you breathe easier by neutralizing or eliminating pollen, dust, pet dander, and other allergens.

Contact United Air Temp at (404) 467-2148 to schedule air conditioning maintenance and ask about our indoor air quality solutions for Atlanta homes!

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