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On Air Conditioners and Allergy Prevention Methods

For many who suffer from allergy symptoms, the late spring and early summer portions of the year are the most significant. Allergies may trigger based on a variety of potential allergens, including some that may enter indoor spaces if the proper filtration is not present.

When you call the pros with At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air, you get access to a wide variety of HVAC-related air quality areas, from standard filters and maintenance to areas like UV germicidal lights and other air quality products. Here’s a primer on how your AC and allergy prevention are connected, plus some additional tactics to consider if someone in your home has significant allergies or related respiratory symptoms.

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ACs and Allergies

Your standard air conditioner and HVAC system will help limit allergy triggers and symptoms in two specific ways:

  • Filters: For starters, all HVAC systems should have a filter that’s regularly changed or cleaned. Most such filters are designed to trap a wide variety of small particles, including allergens like dust, dust mites, pet dander and other irritants. Some even contain fine HEPA filters for advanced filtration in this area.
  • Humidity control: Certain allergens, such as fungus and mold, grow and reproduce in moist and warm conditions. Luckily, the AC also helps prevent these as long as it’s tuned properly, keeping your humidity levels in the right ranges so mold and fungus don’t grow.

Limitations of Filters

Now, while air filters are a strong line of defense against allergens and other contaminants, they don’t necessarily stop every particle that might be a risk here. In addition, not all HVAC systems are set up with perfect seals to the filters, meaning some air still leaks out without being filtered. For this reason, many consider upgrading their home’s indoor air quality measures, which we’ll go over in our next section.

Other Approaches

There are several approaches you can take to improve your home’s air quality for those suffering from  allergies, including:

  • UV germicidal lights: Ideal additions to an HVAC system that target areas where mold, mildew and other allergens grow, eliminating them permanently.
  • Air purifier: There are several air purifier types out there, including whole-home electric options that cause allergens and other contaminants to stick to a metal plate in the system, which can be easily cleaned off at any time to remove such contaminants.
  • Air filtration: In addition, many homeowners consider whole-home air filtration systems that cover far larger areas than your standard HVAC filter. Speak to  our team about these solutions.

For more on allergies and air conditioning in your home, or to learn about any of our furnace repair or water heater services, speak to the staff with At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air today.

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At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air provides excellent heating, air conditioning, plumbing, indoor air quality, water treatment and water heater services throughout the greater Salt Lake City, UT area, including the installation of new systems and components, and the replacement of the old, as well as ongoing repair and maintenance. Established in 1980, we have served the home comfort needs of our local community for over 30 years. Whether you need your stop and waste valve replaced or a new "green," energy–efficient HVAC system installed, we can make sure that the job is completed properly. Our HVAC contractors are NATE–certified and we employ Master and Journeyman plumbers. We are confident in our ability to satisfy any issue that may arise in your home, 24 hours a day. Give one of our friendly staff members a call today to learn more about what we can do for your home.

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During this very unusual time, we have put a plan in place to do our part to help keep our community safe. First and foremost, we are going to stay CALM, PATIENT, KIND, and POSITIVE!

There is much to consider regarding the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) and its possible transmission in your home. While there are various and effective indoor air quality measures available to help protect your safety, including duct sanitization, ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light treatment, and HEPA air filters, they alone cannot protect from all forms of COVID-19 transmission. It is important to follow all official guidelines for preventing the spread of this virus.

Because we have a direct impact on the indoor environment, here are practical steps we are going to take to keep people safe:

  • Wash our hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water
  • Cover our nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing
  • Wash our uniforms every day including cleaning our belts
  • Stay home if we are feeling sick
  • Offer a warm smile and friendly greeting instead of a handshake
  • Wear shoe covers and latex gloves in homes and businesses
  • Wipe down surfaces and equipment touched in a client’s home with disinfectant wipes
  • Wipe down door handles, steering wheels, gear shift lever every day
  • Wipe down pens, clipboards, tablets, cell phones, and anything else passes between techs and clients.
  • We have masks on each truck and will wear them at client’s discretion (Currently the CDC does not recommend that people wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19)
  • We are complying with all recommendations and guidelines from state agencies and will be proactive in our efforts to see that our team members and clients are protected.

As the situation unfolds, we will take each day one at a time and ensure we are being smart, supportive, and helping all those we can in our community.

Thank you for your continued support!