In Texas, allergies can be a real problem all year round. Heading into spring and summer, many Texans choose to spend more time outdoors, and have to deal with bad seasonal allergies. So, they want to make sure they get some relief when they get home. They count on their home heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system to help them feel comfortable as they combat their allergy symptoms.


As plants and flowers awaken from their winter slumber, they bloom and bud during the spring in Texas, producing allergens such that float in the air outside. This is just one element that contributes to spring allergies, with powdery yellow oak pollen being one of the most common allergens in Texas at this time of year, along with cotton-like strands from cottonwood trees. As spring shifts into summer, molds and grass become problematic allergens. But there is hope for allergy-sufferers in the Lone Star State! There are many different ways that your home HVAC system can help keep you comfortable and less affected by allergens when you’re inside.


During the warm months of spring and summer in Texas, you will no doubt use your air conditioner (AC) regularly. Your AC will keep you and your family cool and comfortable inside, as well as helping mitigate the effects of allergens. One important task to complete is cleaning or replacing your HVAC air filter every one to three months as part of the regular system maintenance; this is a key step to keeping the allergen level low in your home. Using a high-quality air filter, such as a such as HEPA filter that is designed to capture some of the smallest allergen particles in the air, will help to ensure that your indoor air quality is the best it can be.


Having an air purifier professionally installed as part of your HVAC system can also help you to keep allergens at bay inside your home. Air purifiers help mitigate everything from particulates like dust, pollen, pet dander, and molds to gases such as VOCs to microbial pollutants including viruses and bacteria. Keeping allergens out of your indoor air with a quality air purifier is a great way to keep yourself and your loved ones healthy.


We recommend installing an IAQ device like the REME Halo, or the REME Halo LED! 


Regular HVAC maintenance is also important when it comes to reducing allergens in your home. Professional HVAC maintenance technicians can clean system components and repair or replace parts that impact the effectiveness of your air conditioner. Ensure that you have professional seasonal maintenance performed on your home HVAC system so everything is working as effectively and efficiently as possible. Investing in professional HVAC is an indispensable step towards improved indoor air quality when allergens are high.

The Coolest LLC is an Austin, Texas-based professional HVAC installation and maintenance company with a team of experienced HVAC specialists. The skilled team at The Coolest can help you maintain your HVAC system so you and your family are protected against allergens in your home. They are committed to providing expert guidance and to meeting all your heating and cooling needs. Contact The Coolest via their website or by phone at 512-468-6140 for more information about your seasonal HVAC system inspection and maintenance, to learn about upgrade/replacement options, or for answers to any other HVAC-related questions you have.