Using HVAC to Reduce Allergies

Some people think that the dry climate and the lack of natural trees reduce the impact of allergies in the Permian Basin. Anyone who lives here knows the wind, dust, and plants we have are enough to drive any allergy-sufferer crazy! While we can’t do much to help with outdoor allergies, we can take some practical steps to prevent the impact of indoor allergies. A healthy HVAC unit will ensure that the air inside your home is fresh, clean, and free of dust and other bacteria likely to kick up your allergies. In today’s post, we’ll look at some things you can do to breathe easy.


In a fundamental sense, the air in your home is constantly circulating. That’s how the air temperature is able to be changed to keep you comfortable. If functioning properly, filters can keep bacteria, dust, pet dander, and other contaminants out of the air in your home. A HEPA filter with a MERV rating of at least 10 will lead to better performance and cleaner air.


Regardless of the type of filter you’re using, keeping it clean is critical. Filters should be changed out or thoroughly cleaned about once every three months. Not only does this keep your air cleaner, but it also keeps your heating and cooling system running efficiently. City Plumbing has experts who can let you know if you have the right filters or if they need to be replaced.


Aside from regular filters, there are also electronic air filters, ionizers and air purifiers that can help clean the air in your home. These also come with a MERV rating that regulates the size of particles that get through the filter. City Plumbing can explain these options thoroughly to find the right solution for you.


Contrary to other parts of Texas, here in the Permian Basin, we need to add a little humidity to the air to make it more comfortable. Air that’s too dry can trigger headaches or dry eyes. A humidifier can balance your air to an appropriate relative humidity level.


City Plumbing does more than just plumbing and you can view a range of products with various health benefits here! To set up your HVAC appointment, call us at 432-366-2401. Give us a call, and we’ll come running!

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