Why Your Heating & Air Conditioning System Could Be Worsening Springtime Allergies
What Causes Springtime Allergies?
Springtime allergies are known as the causes of runny noses, itchy and watery eyes, scratchy throats, and difficulty breathing. The biggest trigger of springtime allergy symptoms is pollen from trees, grasses, and weeds. These plants release tiny grains to fertilize other plants, but the body views these grains as dangerous to the immune system. In response to this “danger,” the system releases antibodies thus flooding the body with histamines. These histamines trigger the symptomatic response of runny nose, itchy eyes, and other allergic reactions.
If you are a sufferer of springtime allergies, you know that even inside the confines of your own home you cannot escape the allergic responses each spring. Our bodies wage war against the allergens of pollen, mold, and dust mites. Despite the constant attack, there are ways to lessen the effect of springtime allergies. You can take steps to allergy-proofing your home, including maintaining and updating your HVAC system.
At Earl’s Air Conditioning, we care about your health. We want you to feel comfortable and safe inside your home. Having a reliable, updated and clean HVAC system can help to lessen or prevent seasonal allergies and the effects of pollen and dust inside of your home.
Contact the Coachella Valley HVAC experts at Earl’s Air Conditioning to discuss how we can provide the HVAC system that you need to protect you from springtime allergies.
How Do Allergens Get Inside of Your Home?
Pollen, dust, mold, and mildew enter the home and embed into the home’s interior including:
- Carpets and flooring
- Curtains and window coverings
HVAC systems can sometimes be the culprit of an increase in an allergic reaction, both due to the air movement caused by a running system and by the system itself. Although most modern HVAC systems utilize filters, they can still potentially re-circle or move around allergens when they blow the air around. Air conditioning systems can often harbor mold and mildew, due to the moisture and dark condensed air that surrounds the system.
Allergy Prevention and Your Air Conditioning System
With annual maintenance and adequate filters, you can greatly reduce the allergens inside your home. Proper precaution and planning ahead allows you to feel safer and breathe easier. Remember, a good air conditioning system can help your allergies because air conditioning by nature pumps in outdoor air and pumps out indoor air, allowing you to “clean” the air in your home.
How Can You Live Allergy Free Inside Your Home? With Knowledge and System Maintenance.
Maintain your HVAC system by doing the following before each spring season:
- Utilize HEPA filters rated for asthma or seasonal allergies
- Change filters every 2-3 months based on the exposure of your property to seasonal winds and influx of pollen
- Schedule annual maintenance
- Include ductwork cleaning with your HVAC maintenance
- Run you air conditioning system regularly to prevent stale air, ideally for 20 minutes daily
- Keep air conditioning systems allergen-free by installing UV lighting or ventilation to prevent growth or build-up of mildew and mold
Take care of your HVAC system and it will take care of you. Your home should be your sanctuary and being able to breathe and live without sneezing is part of that comfort.
Maintain Your HVAC System with Earl’s Air Conditioning
With 60 years of business in the Coachella Valley and 30 years as a trusted, licensed HVAC company servicing our community, Earl’s Air Conditioning is here to build the best HVAC system for you. We are a family-owned and operated business, so we understand the importance of taking care of your family; including providing clean, comfortable air inside your home. When you need service you can trust and an air conditioning system you can rely on, call on Earl’s Air Conditioning.
Contact our Coachella Valley air conditioning and heating specialists for a quote today.