HVAC Improvements to Combat Spring Allergies

Spring allergies

Allergies can make life uncomfortable, especially within your own home. Dust, pollen, pet dander, and other allergens can become trapped indoors, constantly circulating and worsening symptoms. At Thompson Heating & Air Conditioning, we understand the importance of clean air for allergy sufferers, and we’re dedicated to providing solutions. Here’s how we can help you improve your HVAC system to minimize allergy frustrations in Albuquerque.  

Upgrade Your Air Filters

A high-quality air filter is your HVAC system’s front line against airborne allergens. Standard filters work well, but upgrading to a filter with a higher MERV rating (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) can dramatically increase its ability to capture smaller particles like pollen and dust mites. Consider MERV 11-13 filters, ensuring you check the manufacturer’s instructions for your specific HVAC system as some cannot handle the denser filtration. We can change your filters regularly for optimal effectiveness.

The Power of UV and Air Purification

For even more comprehensive allergy control, consider installing a whole-house air purifier or UV germicidal lights. A purifier works alongside your filter, trapping and removing even the smallest particles of allergens. UV lights target living contaminants such as mold spores and certain bacteria, preventing them from circulating within your system.  

Maintaining Your System and Managing Your Home Environment

Regular HVAC maintenance by our expert technicians keeps your system operating at its best, preventing dust and dirt buildup that can worsen allergies. We’ll clean your air ducts and coils, minimizing potential allergen hotspots. Additionally, keep your home well-ventilated, regularly dust and vacuum, and consider a dehumidifier in areas where humidity is high, as mold thrives in moisture-rich environments. 

Don’t let allergies take control of your home’s comfort. At Thompson Heating & Air Conditioning, we offer personalized consultations to evaluate your home’s needs and recommend the best HVAC upgrades and solutions to minimize allergy concerns in Albuquerque. Breathe easier in a cleaner, healthier environment—contact us today to learn more about how we can enhance your indoor air quality!