Fall allergies in the Oak Ridge, Tennessee, area can leave you feeling stuffy, itchy, and downright uncomfortable. Your home should be a safe haven from your allergy symptoms; if it’s not, try these tricks for creating a healthier space. We’ll have you breathing better quickly.

Change Your Filter

It’s important to change the air filter in your HVAC system regularly. Your filter is responsible for trapping dust, pollen, dander, and other irritants before they make it into your ductwork, through your registers, and back out into the home. At a minimum, you should change your air filter once every three months. If you have asthma, allergies, or just notice that your air seems to have more dust and irritants than you’d like, increase your filter changes to once a month.

Schedule a Tuneup

Schedule an HVAC tuneup with our technicians once a year. During this visit, we will inspect the unit for any signs of wear or damage. We perform essential adjustments, such as tightening electrical connections and lubricating moving parts, to make sure you’re enjoying optimum efficiency. During the tuneup, we also clean the unit thoroughly to remove dust and other allergens from the interior part of the system.

Install an Air Cleaner

A product like the Trane CleanEffects air cleaner can provide you with another level of filtration that goes above and beyond your standard air filter. This air cleaner collects 99.98 percent of airborne particles so you can breathe easier and finally get much-needed relief from persistent allergy symptoms. Stop dust, pollen, pet hair, and dander before these tiny particles make it into your lungs with this powerful system.

If you’re struggling with allergy symptoms in your home, contact Cook’s Comfort Systems, Inc. at 865-248-5001. We can help you explore a variety of indoor air quality solutions. From a simple annual tuneup to a new installation for whole-home air improvements, we have the products and services you need to breathe comfortably when you’re at home.

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