Can Duct Cleaning Help with Indoor Allergies?

air conditioner allergiesEvery spring and summer, millions of Americans struggle with allergies. Allergens such as dust, mold, and pet dander can make it difficult to breathe and lead to sniffling, sneezing, and itchy, watery eyes. Many of these problems can be alleviated by cleaning air ducts and changing air conditioner filters.

Air ducts in a home are designed to exchange air inside the house with air that is heated or cooled by the HVAC system. When the heating and cooling system is on, it withdraws air from inside the house. The HVAC system can also collect allergens from the air, including dust, mold spores, and pet dander. These particles are drawn into the air ducts and are then blown back into the house the next time the system turns on. This repeatedly pollutes the air with allergens and can aggravate an individual’s allergies.

An air conditioning system can also worsen allergy symptoms. This is often caused by a dirty air filter. The air filter is supposed to remove allergens before cooled air is transported through ducts and into the house. If the air filter is dirty, it is unable to block allergens. When allergens pass through the filter into the air in the house, they can contribute to allergy symptoms.

If you suffer from allergies, getting rid of allergens in the air in your house is relatively simple. Cleaning your air ducts can eliminate much of the dust, mold, and pet dander that is currently being recycled in your house every time the air comes out of your HVAC system. Performing routine air conditioner maintenance and changing a dirty filter can also improve the air quality in your house and relieve your symptoms. An air filter can work with your home’s HVAC system to purify the air and remove allergens, such as pollen, dust, and mold spores.

Preferred Hood & Duct can clean the HVAC ducts and air conditioner filters in your home to stop allergens from being spread through the air. This can significantly reduce or possibly even eliminate your symptoms. Contact us today to schedule your duct and AC cleaning appointment.

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