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Reduce Allergens in Your Home

Improve Indoor Air Quality with Hammer Heating & Air Conditioning

Your HVAC system can help reduce allergens in your home. It can also enhance your indoor air quality. There are several factors that contribute to indoor air pollution. Pet dander, mold, dust mites, pollen, and cockroach droppings are the most prevalent indoor allergens. Excessive moisture, inadequate ventilation, cleaning products, and household aerosols can also impact your air quality. Overloaded indoor air can trigger allergic responses and asthma attacks. Although air filters capture the majority of these allergens, yearly maintenance is quite important.

Improve your indoor air quality in McMurray, PA with regular testing and maintenance from Hammer Heating & Air Conditioning LLC. Our expert HVAC technicians offer indoor air quality testing and duct cleaning. Hammer Heating & Air Conditioning LLC also offers air filters, purifiers, humidifiers, and dehumidifier installations and cleanings.


Trust Our Expert Indoor Air Quality Testing to Help Reduce Allergens

Professional indoor air quality (IAQ) testing is the first step in improving indoor air quality. Following testing, our team of IAQ experts will collaborate with you to decide the best course of action for remediation. It’s crucial to test, remediate, and retest for anything from asthma triggers to hazardous gasses like VOCs or radon.


Air Filters and Purifiers Installation and Cleaning

Keep your air filters as pure and clean as possible if you suffer from seasonal allergies or asthma. Dirty filters make your HVAC system work harder, which spreads more toxins and allergens throughout your house. Maintain a clean air filter by replacing it every one to three months. If you have children, pets, or are in the midst of a home remodel, change the air filter more frequently. You may want to consider replacing your basic filter with one that meets HEPA standards. Standard filters are made to maintain the cleanliness of your system, not the air in your house. True HEPA filters with a MERV rating of 10 or above may filter the air of more allergens.


Clean Air Ducts and Air Vents Regularly to Help Reduce Allergens

Include “dust the air vents” on your spring cleaning checklist. This is an important step in preserving high-quality air in your house. To collect any concealed dust or debris, just slide a microfiber cloth over the vents. The less dust that enters your HVAC system, the better. Dusting every nook and cranny in the house isn’t always enough to prevent dirt and dust build-up in your ductwork. Contaminants such as mold, mildew, and pollen can thrive in dirty air ducts. Contact Hammer Heating & Air Conditioning LLC to book an air duct cleaning



For more on how your HVAC system can help reduce allergens in your home, reach out to  Hammer Heating & Air Conditioning LLC. Call us today at (412) 398-2364. Follow us on Facebook for more information. Our HVAC technicians will work with you on how your HVAC system can help reduce allergens in your home.