If your allergies are making you miserable this summer, look no further than your HVAC system to find the cause. Here’s how it can make it worse.
Could your HVAC system make your summer allergies worse? We tend to head indoors when we start sniffing and sneezing, but your indoor air might not give you a reprieve from your symptoms. Here’s why your air conditioner could be the culprit.
Dirty filters are the first thing to look at if your summer allergies are out of control. Make sure you change the filters at least every 30-90 days to keep them clean so they can help keep your air clean. Additionally, poor quality air filters don’t completely eliminate the primary contributors to allergies, including dust, dust mites, dander, pollen, and mold. High-quality four inch pleated filters and HEPA filters can significantly impact what recirculates through your home.
Lack of HVAC Maintenance
Most homeowners don’t connect their allergies to a lack of HVAC maintenance, but it can be a contributing factor. Many airborne pollutants that worsen your allergies will settle on the inside of your air conditioning equipment. Mold and mildew can build up, pollen and dander can linger, and dust mites thrive and multiply when a system doesn’t get TLC. Maintenance includes inspection and cleaning of the unit to ensure those pesky pollutants don’t end up back in the air in your home, making you miserable.
Summer allergies are the worst, especially if your symptoms get worse when you’re at home. However, there are ways to reduce the suffering, including scheduling regular HVAC maintenance and repair to ensure your system is clean and working as it should. Contact G+S Heating and Air to schedule your HVAC service and start feeling some relief.