Summer Allergies? A UV Light Air Cleaner Can Help!

UV Air Cleaner Can Help Summer Allergies | Gainesville Mechanical

The smell of freshly cut grass and being outdoors from sunrise to sunset indicates summer has finally arrived! However, if you notice more sneezing occurring in the summer, chances are your allergies aren’t as excited about the summer fun. Changing your air filter on a regular basis is the first step in making your air cleaner and creating a healthy indoor environment for you and your family.

Gainesville Mechanical has other great tips to help you cope with summer allergies, such as increased ventilation and installation of air cleaners and dehumidifiers.

Schedule Service with Gainesville Mechanical

Gainesville Mechanical offers several different services to boost your indoor air quality and efficiency of your heating and air system. Schedule duct sealing to eliminate energy-wasting gaps which increase your energy bill on a monthly basis.

Gaps and damaged ductwork prevent your heating and cooling system from providing accurate temperatures throughout your home, forcing your HVAC unit to work harder to maintain ideal climate control. Duct sealing also reduces moisture buildup and prevents mold from forming inside your ductwork.

We also offer duct cleaning to eliminate the particulates trapped inside your ductwork. Another form of an “air cleaner,” duct cleaning prevents excess dust, dirt, and debris from building up and circulating around your home.

Obstructions are common in neglected ductwork, restricting airflow and increasing energy use for heating and air systems. Duct cleaning services from Gainesville Mechanical will ensure your home has healthy air and keep your HVAC system operating smoothly throughout the summer months.

Increase Ventilation

The ventilation in your home plays an important part in controlling your indoor air quality and providing comfort in every room in your house. Increased ventilation provides more fresh air and removes stagnant air in your home.

Natural ventilation is a viable option if your home is older and has more gaps and cracks for air to leak in and out. However, many homeowners are trying to reduce energy costs by sealing holes and gaps in their ductwork and around doors and windows.

If you want to improve your indoor air without increasing your energy bill, consider installing a ventilator in your home. Ventilators pull fresh air into your home while exhausting stale air back outside. Fresh air is delivered to bedrooms and living rooms, and stagnant air is pulled from kitchens, laundry rooms and bathrooms. Ventilators work with your HVAC system to increase your indoor air quality and boost your unit’s energy efficiency.

Upgrade to an Air Cleaner

Your indoor air quality is greatly affected by the allergens from outside and by allergens trapped in your heating and air system. Air cleaners are designed to work with your current heating and air system to trap and eliminate bacteria, viruses and germs before they are circulated throughout your ductwork. UV air cleaners use ultraviolet light to kill allergens without the normal filtration process. Air cleaners reduce the number of airborne pathogens responsible for respiratory infections, allergy symptoms and asthma issues.

Install a Whole-Home Dehumidifier

High humidity levels in a home increase the risk for mold, mildew and dust mites forming. The moisture in basements, laundry rooms, bathrooms and kitchens are prime breeding grounds for these dangerous microorganisms.

If your home lacks ventilation and isn’t able to extract moisture from your indoor air, the result is water pooling in different rooms, on walls and ceilings. You can reduce dust mites, mildew and mold in your home by controlling the indoor humidity during the summer.

Consider installing a whole-home dehumidifier to reduce and control the humidity inside your house. Whole-home dehumidifiers are connected to your heating and air system and extract moisture from the air as it moves through your unit. You will notice fewer allergy issues when a dehumidifier is used with your HVAC system, especially if you utilize a ventilator in your home.

Reduce summer allergies by upgrading to a UV air cleaner and installing a whole-home dehumidifier for your heating and air system. You and your family will breathe easier and experience fewer health issues when your indoor air quality is kept high.

Contact Gainesville Mechanical for service or installation for an air cleaner, dehumidifier or a ventilator on your heating and air system.

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