Have you ever noticed when you start your heating for the first time in the fall, you’re sniffling more frequently? While spring allergies often get a worse reputation, fall allergies are still very typical and affect many. For some, fall allergies can be even worse than spring brisk temps weakening our immune systems and from starting up our equipment. This can leave you considering, can furnaces make allergies worse in the U.S., or even trigger them?
While furnaces can’t lead to allergies, they sometimes make them worse. How? During the hotter months, dust, dander and other debris can build up in heating ducts. When the cold temps arrive and we switch our heating on for the first time, all those allergens are now pushed out of the vents and travel within our houses. Fortunately, there are things you can do to keep your furnace from aggravating your allergies.
Allergies and continuous illness can be irritating, and it can be difficult to learn what’s leading to or triggering them. Here are some extra FAQs, along with answers and suggestions that might help.
Allergy sufferers are frequently told that forced air heating might aggravate your allergies even more. Forced air systems can circulate allergens through the air, causing you to breathe them in more frequently than if you used a radiant heating system. While it’s accurate forced air systems may make your allergies more severe, that is only if you ignore suitable upkeep of your heating equipment. Other than the practices we included already, you can also:
H2: What is the Top Furnace Filter for Allergies?
Generally, HEPA filters are a great fit if you or someone in your home deals with allergies. HEPA filters are rated to filter 99.97 to 99.99% of particles, like dust, pollen and dirt. These filters have a MERV rating of 17-21, depending on the type. This rating illustrates how successfully a filter can clean pollutants from the air. Due to their high-efficiency filtration performance, HEPA filters are dense and can restrict airflow. It’s helpful to contact Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing to confirm your heating and cooling system can perform properly with these high efficiency filters.
Clogged filters can hold on to particles and allow poor quality air to move throughout your home. The same goes for filthy vents. If you inhale these particles it can cause sneezing, coughing or other asthma-related issues, depending on your sensitivity.
It’s recommended to switch out your HVAC filter after 30-60 days, but here are some signs you may need to more frequently:
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