Although you may expect allergies to die down in winter, there are still several irritants that can plague homeowners in the Apple Valley, California, area. Most prominent among these are dust and dander. You can stir up dust any time you’re cleaning the home and well-sealed winter spaces don’t give this allergen anywhere to go. Dander is also worse in winter, as more people spend their time inside. Learn how to reduce winter allergens so you can breathe comfortably this season.

Schedule Heating Maintenance

Regular maintenance helps your heater stay clean and sanitary so you’re not circulating dirty air throughout your home. As part of a routine tune-up, your technician should thoroughly clean the interior components of the furnace. At this visit, the technician will also lubricate moving parts, tighten electrical connections, test your thermostat, and inspect the system to make sure everything is operating as efficiently as possible. A furnace that gets annual maintenance lives longer, has fewer repairs, and costs less to run.

Watch Your Air Filter

Your air filter is your first line of defense against allergens and irritants. It captures airborne dust mites, dander, and other particles. Look at the filter once a month and change it immediately if you can see visible dirt on the filter. Swap your furnace’s air filter for a new one at least once every three months for good indoor air quality (IAQ).

Add an IAQ System

Instantly enhance the air quality in your home with an IAQ system that’s designed to kill bacteria and capture allergens. Options like the Trane CleanEffects Air Cleaner or Trane Perfect Fit reusable filter fit right into your existing system, so all the air that travels to your furnace passes through your air cleaner first.

If you want to learn more about making your air healthier and more comfortable, contact Clemmer Services Heating & Air Conditioning at 760-208-4930. We can help you explore all your options for a fresher home.

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