How the Air Conditioner Affects Seasonal Allergies

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If you are suffering from seasonal allergies, then it is important to consider the environmental factors that might be contributing to your symptoms. Even though seasonal allergies are connected to compounds in the outside air, there are things in your home that might be contributing to your symptoms.

The best thing that you can do is look for ways to reduce allergen exposure at home, and the foundation of these efforts should be focused on your air conditioning system.

Air Conditioner and Seasonal Allergies

Your air conditioner can be helpful to minimize the severity of seasonal allergies in two ways:

  • Humidity Control: Some people find that allergy symptoms worsen if the air is too humid or too dry. A quality air conditioning system will help you find the right balance with humidity control.
  • Air Irritants: As the air moves through the air conditioning system, a good filter can be helpful to collect irritants, such as dust, pollen, and pet dander.

These two factors can have a positive impact on the frequency and severity of the allergy symptoms that you experience.

Proper Maintenance for Your HVAC System

If you want to stay ahead of allergies, then it is important to make sure that you are consistent with HVAC maintenance. A properly maintained HVAC system is effective for managing the air in your home, which in turn will be beneficial to reduce the allergy aggravation that you are experiencing.

Keep in mind that improper maintenance of your HVAC system could potentially cause your allergies to get worse. The allergy-inducing particles can build up in the filter of the HVAC system, which means that they will blow back into your home. It is essential that the filters are changed regularly and you are using quality filters rated for allergens.

Not only do the filters need to be changed, but you should also schedule a professional cleaning and maintenance appointment once a year. Many homeowners find it helpful to have the ductwork cleaned at the same time.

Do you need assistance with your HVAC system? Wells Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning is here to help. Feel free to call our office to schedule an appointment with a plumbing, heating, and air conditioning expert: (951) 375-6856