Reduce Allergies by Addressing HVAC Systems

Reduce Allergies by Addressing HVAC Systems

Those who suffer with allergies know that triggers can be found nearly everywhere.  For some, the only escape is go inside, to shut windows and doors.  However, not everyone is so fortunate.  If you are among those who continues to suffer with allergies year round, even when the snow flies and the home is closed up against the harsh elements outdoors.  These indoor allergies can be much more difficult to contend with because they can seem inescapable.  However, there are professionals who can help you ease some of the discomfort of allergies, and they don’t wear white coats.

HVAC technicians are trained to address all sorts of concerns related to the performance of the systems that they install.  That includes the cleaning and inspection of air filters, fans, and ducts.  These professionals may not be operating in the medical field, but they can, in fact, in many cases, help allergy suffers ease their symptoms.

It is important to understand that many of the allergens that serve as triggers for allergy attacks can work their way into HVAC systems.  Pet dander, dust, mold spores, and more can become lodged in the filters of the HVAC equipment.  That is the job of the filter, after all, to collect this debris before it can enter the air ducts.  However, if those filters are not cleaned and replaced frequently enough, if the allergens collect in the ducts and fans, then your HVAC system can become your enemy.  It will release the allergens into the air within your home, drastically increasing the chances of you suffering typical allergy systems.  The same is true for asthma sufferers as well.

You should have your HVAC system inspected at least once per year anyway.  As part of this regular maintenance, your HVAC technician should also clean or replace filters, clean ducts, and check fans.  The professional can also install add-ons that will reduce the risk of allergens being fed into the space.

SRP Controls sells a deferential pressure sensor that can be installed to alert the property owner or technician that the filters are in need of attention. This may be very beneficial to asthma and allergy sufferers, helping to ensure that allergens are being properly filtered out of the air before being supplied to the living- or working space.