Have you ever noticed when you start your furnace for the first time in the fall, you’re sneezing more than usual? While spring allergies seem to get a worse reputation, fall allergies are still very typical and many people struggle with them. For some, fall allergies can be even worse than spring due to temps impairing our immune systems and from starting up our furnaces. This could leave you thinking, can furnaces make allergies worse in Fort Worth, or even cause them?
While furnaces can’t lead to allergies, they could aggravate them. How? During the hotter months, dust, dander and other pollutants 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 ductwork and circulate through our residences. Luckily, there are things you can do to stop your furnace from worsening your allergies.
Allergies and recurring illness can be annoying, and it can be tough to learn what’s creating or worsening them. Here are some common FAQs, including answers and suggestions that can help.
Allergy sufferers are usually told that forced air heating might irritate your allergies even more. Forced air systems can circulate allergens through the air, resulting in you breathing them in more frequently than if you used a radiant heating system. While it’s true forced air systems might make your allergies more severe, that is only if you ignore suitable maintenance of your furnace. Other than the things we listed previously, you can also:
H2: What is the Top Furnace Filter for Allergies?
In general, HEPA filters are ideal if you or someone in your family struggles with allergies. HEPA filters are rated to take out 99.97 to 99.99% of particles, such as dust, pollen and dirt. These filters have a MERV rating of 17-21, depending on the type. This rating illustrates how thoroughly a filter can remove pollutants from the air. Due to their high-efficiency filtration construction, HEPA filters are thick and can restrict airflow. It’s wise to contact Calverley Service Experts to ensure your heating and cooling system can run correctly with these high efficiency filters.
Old filters can hold on to particles and allow poor quality air to circulate. This also applies to filthy vents. If you inhale these particles it can cause sneezing, coughing or other asthma-related issues, depending on your sensitivity.
It’s beneficial to swap out your HVAC filter every 30-60 days, but here are some indications you might need to more frequently:
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