Turning off your HVAC system can lead to headaches and strong spring allergy symptoms
The mild temperatures that come with spring can be an absolute blessing when it comes to spending more time outdoors. But, I don’t have to tell you that it can be a real nightmare for allergy sufferers. All those pretty blooms remind us just how much of a nuisance that pesky yellow pollen can be.
That’s why coming indoors for allergy sufferers after spending time outdoors can be such a relief. Your HVAC system is the first line of defense when it comes to keeping allergens out of your home. That’s why the single worst thing an allergy sufferer can do during the spring is turn off the heating and cooling system.
Not only is it better to keep your system running longer at lower levels than turning it on and off (in terms of energy efficiency and utility bill spending), but if you turn off your system, you lose the filtration power of your system. If you are keeping windows and doors open to control the temperature of your home, you are letting all of those things you want to avoid unfiltered into your home. These can settle on your surfaces and be kicked up when you go to clean things.
So, make sure you resist the temptation to turn your system off. Your eyes, nose and ears will thank you later.
Remember, spring is also the time when you should schedule air conditioner maintenance. Get in touch with your local heating and cooling contractor. They can even help fit your home with a great indoor air cleaning system that can filter out additional dirt, allergens and particles from your indoor air.