What Allergies Are in the Air That HVAC Cleaning Can Prevent?

September 04, 2019

Did you know HVAC cleaning can help prevent allergies? Learn more as we answer the question, "What allergies are in the air that HVAC cleaning can prevent?"

 

Springtime; it’s a beautiful time of the year. The coats start coming off, the birds start chirping and the flowers start blooming. With the season come wonderful blessings and not so welcome allergies.

The beautiful flowers that are set to bloom also reignite allergies carried by the pollen in the flowers. These spring pollens that bring about sniffing and sneezing are airborne. You may not be able to adequately protect yourself outside but indoors, your HVAC (Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system is the perfect way to combat these notorious allergies.

A HVAC system provides indoor thermal comfort and creates a satisfactory air quality within a building. Who knew that air conditioning and allergies would go hand in hand? Before we find out how HVAC can help, let’s tackle what allergies are in the air:

What Allergies Are in the Air?

An allergy is a severe reaction by your body against foreign substances.

There are mild to severe allergies which are triggered by a wide range of things. It’s important to note which substances trigger a reaction in your body so that you can take the right steps to avoid them. Below is a list of allergens and their subsequent allergies:

1. Dust

Dust mites can be found in nearly all homes.

They are microscopic creatures that can be found in upholstered furniture, beds and in any type of fabric. They feed on the dead skin cells that we shed naturally and produce waste the trigger allergic reactions.

2. Mold

Mold is often noticed in the bathroom. It requires water to grow so it is normally visible in damp places. Mold isn’t always visible but as long as the area has moisture, it is a suitable environment for mold to thrive.

As the mold grows, airborne spores are released which cause allergy symptoms.

3. Pollen

Pollen from flowers is all over the air and ground.

They get stuck easily onto clothes and shoes which makes it easy for people to transport them into buildings. Having doors and windows open will constitute in the pollen amount in the air inside a home.

4. Pet Dander

Most pets that people keep in their houses will shed off dead skin flakes. These flakes are known as dander and some people are allergic to them.

5. Roaches and Rodents

Roaches, mice, and rats are a nuisance. No homeowner wants them in their houses.

They not only cause damage to the food but their dander, urine, and fecal matter can trigger allergies to the house residents. If you have a pest problem, then it’s wise to call the exterminator before they breed everywhere and aggravate the problems they cause.

How to Take Charge

You can take care of allergens in your house by cleaning your air duct constantly. You might feel safe in your home but you can’t be fully sure what allergies are in the air. Therefore, you should regularly change your air filters (at least every 3-4 months) to maintain quality air circulation in your home.

The HVAC units keep the air clean thanks to the built-in filters. It is however vital that you keep the outdoor unit free from debris and plants. Excess blockages in your AC system leaves the air stuffy and carries with it allergens.

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