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Ways to Keep Allergens Out of Your Home

Are you sniffling and sneezing with each passing day? Living with allergies
can be a miserable time for weeks on end, but there are things you can
do to make sure the allergens that affect you aren't inside of your
home. There's no reason you should be forced to live with your allergies
when you're under the roof of your own home.

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New Air Filters

Replacing your HVAC system's air filters routinely is necessary, but
sometimes you need to take it a step further. For those living with bad
allergies, you might have to upgrade to higher quality filters. The higher
the MERV rating, the more allergens and particles the filter will catch.
Aim to purchase filters with a MERV rating of at least an eight and replace
them as often as the information label says to. The better the filter,
the less often you have to replace it.

Annual Appointments

Did you have your HVAC system serviced this year? Each year your air conditioner
and your furnace should both be serviced at the start of the season when
you typically begin to use them (spring and fall). Allowing a certified
technician inspect, service, and repair your unit will ensure it will
work properly for the upcoming season. Failing to service your HVAC system
will result in lower efficiency and a higher risk of being exposed to
indoor allergens.

Air Duct Cleanings

When was the last time you had your home's ductwork cleaned? If the
answer is more than two years ago, you're long overdue for a duct
cleaning. Dust, moisture, mold, pollen, and other allergens that circulate
throughout your home can be found on the surface of your home's ductwork.
Removing this dust, mold, and other particles can immediately help you
and your allergy problems. However, it is recommended you use a professional
service to fully remove ALL dust, not just the dust seen in the first
foot of the air vent.

Keeping allergens out of your home is extremely simple, you just have to
know where they hide and how to catch them! When your AC unit needs service
or you would like to inquire about our duct cleaning services, contact
Lancaster Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical. To learn more or
to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (717) 207-9952.

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