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HVAC Systems and Allergies

December 3, 2019

Each year, a time comes where your allergies act up. Allergens as pollen, mold, and dust linger in the air and aggravate our symptoms. These seasonal changes can be dreadful for people with allergies –stuffy and runny nose, non stop coughing and sneezing– and spending time outdoors becomes a hassle. While you can’t control outdoor allergens, you can adjust your HVAC systems (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) to alleviate your allergies by setting up your indoors.

Your HVAC systems need to be properly maintained not only to ensure its durability but also to alleviate allergy and asthma symptoms. Homeowners don’t realize that indoor air pollution is actually higher than outdoors. Mites, mold, dander, pollen, and other allergens are commonly found indoors and can accumulate in your HVAC system.

Many allergens are airborne

Your HVAC system is designed to move air through your home, meaning that it can also transport common allergens. Since allergens are airborne they can easily travel from the outside into your home. If you thoroughly clean your home but ignore your AC or heating, you still get exposed to these allergens. As a result, maintaining your HVAC is crucial to ensure ideal comfort indoors.

Maintain your HVAC to relieve allergies  

The filters in your HVAC unit removes allergens from your home’s air to increase the quality of your indoor air. These filters need to be changed regularly, especially if you or any family member experiences extreme sensitivity. Clogged filters won’t do much to improve air quality so regular maintenance and cleaning is a must.

Another crucial aspect to keep allergies under control is proper ventilation and humidity control. Humidity is a big trigger for people with asthma and poor ventilation keeps allergens trapped in your home. Make sure your indoor climate is properly balanced.

Properly cleaned and maintained HVAC units will provide you with the comfort you need. Regular cleaning and inspection ensure everything is running smoothly. Furthermore, it’s a good idea to invest in high-quality filters to ensure you don’t deal with excess mold, dander, dust, pollen, and debris.

Contact R&R Mechanical Service, Inc. for high-quality HVAC solutions.

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