If you start sneezing at the first sign of spring, you aren’t alone. Many people dread the blossoming flowers and buds forming on trees because they know they’ll have to spend more time indoors.
But what if your indoor space is making the situation worse rather than better?
If your symptoms don’t get better, or even worsen when you spend more time in your home, it might be a sign of a problem with your HVAC system.
If you notice worsening symptoms every time your furnace runs, it might be time to check your ducts. They could be harboring pollutants and contaminants that are triggering allergic reactions. Dust, pollen dander, and more are just a few of the things that may be lurking inside.
If they haven’t been cleaned in a while, it might be time. It might also be a good time to change out your air filter, and have your duct work checked to ensure it’s working correctly and doesn’t have leaks or is damaged in any way.
Like other systems in your home, your duct work eventually wears out. Joints can fail, mold can begin to grow throughout the system. It might not even be installed properly - have you noticed hot or cold spots throughout your home? Only a professional can inspect your HVAC system and help you decide the best course of action.
It’s also important to realize that your HVAC system is designed to control the humidity throughout your home. Humidity is one of the major triggers for allergy and asthma sufferers. If your HVAC system isn’t doing a good job of controlling humidity, you may need a dehumidifier installed to help create a safe, comfortable living environment.
Do you suffer allergy or asthma symptoms? Maybe it’s time for a full HVAC inspection. Give our professionals a call today.