Many people are finding that as the weather turns cooler, their allergies are returning in full force. But it’s just not the allergens outside your Spring Hill, Florida, home that are the problem — your furnace also could be aggravating your allergies. Keep reading to learn how to tell if your furnace is making your allergies worse and what you can do to relieve your symptoms.
Allergy Symptoms Worsen In a Certain Room
If you notice your allergy symptoms worsen when you enter one or two specific rooms in your home, you’ll want a service technician to check the air vents in those rooms. They can inspect the vents and ductwork to see if there is any dust or debris buildup that’s contributing to your allergies. If it is, cleaning the vents and ductwork may remedy the problem. Zoned heating and cooling is another possible solution because the air is moving less and collecting fewer contaminants.
The Air Filter Is Dirty
A dirty air filter will negatively impact your indoor air quality. Dust, dirt, and other allergens gather in the filter and often end up making its way into your ductwork. Then as heat is pushed through the ductwork into each room, allergens are released into the air. Changing the filter monthly will trap more allergens and keep your symptoms at bay.
The Indoor Air Is Too Dry
Humidity tends to decrease in the colder months, causing your skin to crack and your nose and throat to dry out. All this can exacerbate allergy symptoms. To put moisture back in the air and get humidity levels back to the optimal 35 to 50 percent range, consider having a service technician install a humidifier.
Crystal Air Conditioning & Heating is a leader in the heating and cooling industry in Spring Hill, Florida. We specialize in quality furnace installation, repair, and maintenance services. Call us today at (727) 877-3189 to schedule a consultation.
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