Some allergies only come at a certain season, which can be a difficult time for those who are affected. Fortunately, the risk of allergies can be reduced with proper HVAC care and maintenance. However, if you or someone in your family is still experiencing allergic reactions, then the cause could lie within your HVAC system. If you suspect your system is triggering seasonal allergies, it might be time to have it maintained and cleaned. Trusted HVAC and indoor air purification contractor Above Air Inc. shares their insight here:
Common Seasonal Allergies
Pet dander – According to the Athletics Fitness Association of America (AFAA), three out of 10 people in the U.S. are allergic to dander from common household pets. With your HVAC system’s air filter, the risk of allergies from pet dander being triggered is typically reduced, so long as it’s properly maintained. If it’s not cleaned and replaced regularly, however, your system will continue to circulate these particles in the air, which will easily trigger allergies.
Pollen – These particles are transported by bees and wind, which means they can come into your home through open windows and doors. They can also be brought in on your clothes and shoes, then get picked up by the indoor air circulating in your home.
Mold and mildew – These thrive in humid and wet environments, such as around water-damaged roofs, ceilings and leaks from your home’s plumbing. If left untreated, mold and mildew will cause more damage to your roof’s inner structure as well as the rest of your home.
How to Check Your HVAC System
Here in Florida, homeowners tend to run HVAC systems nearly all-year-long. Your HVAC system can easily pick up contaminants or other microscopic particles that can affect your indoor air quality. To keep your system running in peak condition, be sure to have it regularly inspected by a professional in AC installation. They’ll conduct a thorough maintenance check on the components of your HVAC system, including:
Air filter – Your hired technician will check your air filter for dust and other contaminants. It should be kept clean; a dirty air filter can significantly affect your home’s indoor air quality.
Ductwork – Mold can be found within your ducts, which can spread spores throughout your home if they’re not cleaned regularly. Your hired technician will inspect and clean your ductwork carefully, ensuring the air in your home stays clean and healthy.
When looking for an excellent, reliable AC repair technician in your area, don’t hesitate to call Above Air Inc. You can reach us today at (954) 341-0816 for Broward or (561) 488-0832 for Palm Beach. You can also fill out our convenient contact form.