当微小的搅动颗粒撞击你的气道时，过敏反应就会发生. 也许是黄松花粉或鼠尾草灌木一年吹过一次. 也许是你对宠物皮屑过敏或者是空气中的霉菌孢子. Most of us notice that allergies are less problematic indoors, because there are fewer allergens. 这不仅仅是因为门窗阻挡了多余的花粉. 呆在室内可以缓解你的过敏，因为暖通博九论坛系统的工作方式.
一个维护良好的HVAC单元可以减少任何家庭或企业内的过敏. 它通过去除空气中的过敏原来做到这一点, 降低可能引发过敏发作的过敏原的密度. A well-sealed building combined with an efficient and filtration-designed HVAC can almost completely remove allergens from the indoor air – drastically increasing measurable air quality.
- 每个暖通博九论坛系统都有一个过滤器，即使是单区窗口单元. This filter pulls lint and allergens out of the air before it is temperature-treated and cycled back out into the house. 过滤器的质量越高，它能去除的微粒就越多. Filters of MERV 11 or higher are rated to remove very small allergen particles like seasonal pollen reliably. 然而，必须定期更换过滤器才能正常工作.
- Additional air purifiers and air scrubbing devices can be installed in-line with your HVAC unit. 这种方法可以进一步处理您的空气，因为它通过HVAC循环, further removing allergens and any possible immune system irritants before the air reaches the vents in each room.
- A powerful HVAC can cycle most of that dust back through fresh filtration systems. 风管是为气流没有积聚而设计的. 处于良好状态, your air ducts rarely need cleaning because the HVAC keeps air moving along and constantly filtered.
- 湿度在我们这个地区不是什么大问题, but if you have a moist area (ex: dryer outflow or previously flooded material) humidity control via your HVAC system can stop the growth of allergy-causing mold colonies.
减少家里的过敏症就是去除过敏原. 有三种方法可以做到这一点. 你可以阻止新的过敏原进入, 您可以手动清洁和移除带有过敏的物品, 你可以用一个新的高质量的过滤器来运行暖通博九论坛.
从阻止新的过敏原进入开始. Add new caulk around your windows and new weatherstripping around the openings of doors and windows. 找到并密封你家里的任何裂缝. 改善你的阁楼和车库的密封绝缘. 这不仅会使你的家更节能, it also blocks new allergens and helps the HVAC create suction to filter all the air inside.
一旦你的家被密封了，你的过滤器就该开始发光了. Change your air filters on the recommended schedule (every 3-9 months) and select a filter with a high MERV rating. MERV stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value – which measures the effectiveness of a filter in stopping dust and other partical contaminants.
寻找11 MERV或更高的过滤器, 因为它们足够细，可以捕捉到微小的花粉和霉菌孢子. 通常，推荐的过敏过滤器范围在MERV 11-13之间. 这些过滤器是高质量的，但仍然是一次性的，并定期更换. With an allergen-rated filter in your HVAC system pulls fresh air in from the interior air register (and possibly an air exchanger). That air is run through the filter before it enters the HVAC unit to reduce dust in the home and on the cooling/heating coils.
Each home needs a unique level of filtration for everyone to be safe and comfortable. 有自体免疫疾病的人, 例如, will benefit from a home that is better sealed with a higher MERV grade of filter in the system. Those who are sensitive to air contaminants may also require additional filtration like ionization and UV air scrubbers.
Air ducts rarely need cleaning because they are designed to be cleared by regular airflow. 只有在极少数情况下才会 你的风管需要清洗. 这些包括
美国环保署从不建议清洗管道, 因此，在大多数家庭中，定期清洗管道是不必要的. 内华达普通建筑的管道中会有一些细颗粒物, 因为户外总是刮大风. But actual lint and allergens are rare as these are steadily pushed through your airways by the HVAC blowers.
The only time duct cleaning will reduce your allergies is if there is mold growth in your ducts or critters living in your attic and/or ductwork. 如果你认为你的管道需要清洁评估，打电话给专业人士.
It’s true that humidity control is a standard way that HVAC prevents allergens in most homes. 博九论坛是天然的除湿器, 在潮湿的房子里，哪种方法可以防止典型的霉菌生长, 某些霉菌孢子会引发常见的过敏反应. 幸运的是，潮湿的房子在拉斯维加斯并不常见.
You would only need to worry about humidity control if your home has recently flooded from a water leak. Once soaked, home materials like drywall and floor layers can harbor enough moisture to grow mold. 在这些情况下, dehumidification efforts can be used to dry out and kill that mold – and stop the allergy-causing 霉菌孢子 from generating inside your home.
Keeping your outdoor unit clean improves HVAC efficiency and therefore improves your ability to filter out allergens. But not everyone knows how to clean the outdoor unit on a regular basis to keep it working correctly.
Find your outdoor unit either walking the perimeter of your home or (as is common Nevada) on your roof. 从清理室外设备上的树枝和树叶开始, 修剪附近的叶子，以免受到影响. Then you can remove the top condenser and use a hose to spray dirt out the way it came in – through the sides. Sometimes the fins are too close together which can cause dirt to travel a little further inside the unit.
每年至少清洗鱼翅一次, preferably around the start of summer when your AC is about to be turned back on.打开和清洁您的室外机时要小心, as there is a wire that connects the inner wiring to the fin motor in the top cover. 这种清洁将使您的暖通博九论坛运行更有效.
如果你在室内对抗过敏, 任何其他清除过敏原的方法都可以改善你的体验. Air purifiers add another layer of protection by scrubbing even more particles from the air and neutralizing bacteria in the air that might also irritate your immune system. 与空气洗涤器和净化器安装在您的暖通博九论坛, 你可以大大减少你家里的灰尘和螨虫. Removing allergens and killing bacteria in the air can also significantly reduce the frequency that your family gets sick, 由于良好的空气质量，可以增加你的恢复时间.
HVAC systems specialize in removing unwanted particles from your home or office air. 从MERV 11或更高的一次性过滤器开始, 暖通博九论坛对每个循环的空气进行过滤, 每一轮都去除越来越多的过敏原. As allergens are removed, your allergies have less to respond to which can reduce allergy symptoms. 而暖通博九论坛不能消除室内过敏, we can tune-up your HVAC to significantly reduce the concentration of allergens in the air. With a high-quality filter and additional ionization purifier and air scrubber measures, 你可以清除几乎所有通过空气传播的毒素, 花粉, 霉菌孢子, 以及导致过敏症状的细菌.
你的HVAC维护得越好, the better it can keep your home free of allergens and save you those allergy symptoms. 今天博九论坛 to discuss the HVAC maintenance and improvements your home may need to become an allergy-free zone.