3 Ways Your HVAC System Could Be Making Your Allergies Worse

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, over 26 million people in the U.S. have asthma. Out of this figure, about 60% have allergic asthma, making it the most common type of asthma. Common triggers are pollen and pet dander, but did you know that your HVAC system could be exacerbating your symptoms as well? Here’s how:

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It’s hiding mold and mildew.

Mold and mildew like dark, damp places. Your HVAC system is just such a place–even more so when it’s not maintained properly. As a result of this neglect, mold and mildew can collect in hidden heater repair and cooling zones, after which it’s blown all over your home every time your HVAC system starts running.

It’s not filtering air as it should.

HVAC filters are put in place to capture debris and allergens in the air. However, if they’re not replaced regularly or don’t have the capacity to keep up with your home’s air filtering demands, they’ll start to clog up to the point that they can no longer filter the air. As a result, dirt and allergens are then free to circulate in your home.

It’s not offering proper ventilation.

Ideally, your HVAC system should be pumping out stale indoor air and letting in fresh outdoor air. In addition to providing fresher air, proper ventilation also helps keep any particles or allergens in the air moving, giving them less opportunity to settle long enough to cause an allergic reaction. If your HVAC system isn’t properly ventilating your home, you’re basically breathing in air that’s steeped in dirt and allergens, which in turn means you need to call in an air conditioner and boiler repair expert as soon as possible.

Air Comfort, Inc. is here to make sure you can breathe easy while making the most of your HVAC system. From heaters and air conditioners to indoor air quality solutions and smart control systems, we carry a range of products to address your every HVAC need. To learn more about what we can do for you, simply give us a call at (330) 510-2446 and talk to us today, or fill out our online contact form. We serve Kent, OH, and surrounding communities.

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