How to Use Your Heat Pump System to Alleviate Allergies

A heat pump system is an energy-efficient way of heating and cooling your home throughout the year. Generally used to move heat in and out of your home, this system has the ability to alleviate you of allergies.

Different allergens cause different allergic reactions. In New Zealand, airborne allergens are common because of the temperature and weather conditions. Dust mites, in particular, thrive in the country.

These mites can trigger allergic rhinitis and aggravate asthma because of the airborne allergens they carry. Although there is no way to completely eradicate dust mites from your home, there are methods that prevent them from multiplying. Aside from regularly vacuuming your floors and washing curtains and bedding, you can use your heat pump system to alleviate allergies.      

Use High-Quality Filters

To improve the air quality of your home, make sure you are using the right filter for your heat pump. Several types of air filters have different functions. If you are prone to airborne allergens, then a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter is the ideal product for your HVAC system. This type of filter effectively screens contaminants, such as dust, pollen and other pollutants so that the air quality in your home is cleaned and improved.

Clean or Change Them Regularly

There are two types of HEPA filters: washable and permanent. Regardless of which one you choose for your heat pump system, regularly cleaning or changing them will ensure the quality of their filtration process. For washable filters, study the product manual first to avoid any problems. Likewise, exercise proper care when changing filters to prevent the risk of damage.

Clean Registers and Vents

Dust is a common problem for any home. The registers and return vents of a heat pump system, in particular, are prone to collecting dust. Since these vents are responsible for circulating the air in your home, regularly dusting and vacuuming them will prevent allergens from spreading.

Adjust for Better Humidity

Humidity makes it harder for people to breathe because it makes the air heavier. Additionally, high levels of humidity create the ideal breeding ground for dust mites and mould. These factors create an environment that is prone to allergens, which trigger allergic reactions and asthma attacks. Adjusting the humidity of your home using your heat pump will help you reduce the risk of these problems from occurring.

Set Regular Maintenance Checks

Sign up for heat pump servicing so that your system maintains consistent performance. There are several practices you can adopt to ensure the quality of your system. Certain maintenance checks, however, are best left to the professionals. As a robust machine, a heat pump needs to be tested and serviced regularly to avoid costly problems in the future. 

About Air Master

AirMaster specialises in all things related to heat pumps. Our team of specialists will help you find the best solution for your heating and cooling problems. Our team will work with you from consultation to installation to maintenance, ensuring you get the most out of your heat pump system.

For more information about AirMaster and our different services, call us on 0800 125 959 or send your enquiries to info@airmaster.co.nz.