Air Conditioners, Air Ducts, and Allergies

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With summer upon us, millions of people are suffering from seasonal allergies right now. Here’s how maintaining the air conditioner (AC) and air ducts in your Washington home or business can offer some significant relief.

Our team at Resicon LLC wants to help you and your family stay as healthy as possible and feeling your best at all times. A big part of your comfort depends on the indoor air quality (IAQ) of your Tacoma home or business—and it is here where your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system comes into play.

Air Conditioners and Allergies

Perhaps you or family members are among the 10 to 30 percent of the entire population who deals with seasonal allergies, according to statistics cited by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI).

Air conditioners are so important in keeping you and your family comfortable here in Washington. They do more than remove the heat from your home to make the temperature comfortable on the warmest days.

These cooling systems can also help you control indoor humidity. Allergens such as mold and fungus love the typical hot, humid conditions of Tacoma summers—thriving, multiplying, and irritating you and your family. Keep your indoor humidity levels between 30 and 50 percent, which can keep these mold and fungus allergens from thriving and out of your home.

Another way to significantly improve your comfort is to install a whole-house air purifier that integrates directly with your HVAC system to cleanse your air of foul odors, microscopic particulates, and other pollutants.

The air filter installed in your HVAC system can also help relieve allergy symptoms. Specifically, High-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters can capture a wide variety of particles from your indoor air. This can include dust, dust mites, pet dander, fibers, and hair. Be sure to ask our experts at Resicon LLC about which filters would work best with your system

Air Ducts and Allergies

Most homes and businesses have an extensive air duct system running behind the walls, through the attic, and under the floors in order to circulate the conditioned air from your furnace or heat pump/air conditioner. As you can imagine, a wide variety of indoor air pollutants can accumulate over time in the ductwork.

When it comes to the installation, repairs, and maintenance of your air ducts, our team at Resicon LCC paves the way in experience and knowledge. We continue to stay abreast of the leading technology so we can provide you with unrivaled services and optimum performance.

We will custom design and install air ducts perfectly suited for your residential or commercial HVAC system and increase your comfort. Our experts know how best to tailor your ducts for your specific needs.

Allergies in Washington

If you have dogs, cats, or other animals in your home, you know how frequently you need to clean visible hair and dander from your surfaces. Additional shedding from animals affects your indoor air quality. 

When grass, flowers, weeds, and trees are in full bloom, much of the pollen will travel into your home through open windows or even on clothing and shoes. In addition, small particles from things like paper, furniture, and carpet are also constantly released into the air.

Even the most minor mold and fungus problem in your Tacoma home or business can irritate anyone in your home or business with breathing issues.

Although healthy individuals may not react to allergens seriously, a significant part of the population has asthma or other respiratory issues, which means indoor air pollutants can compromise their overall health.

Maintain Your HVAC System

Set up an appointment to have one of our professionals tune up your air conditioner before summer and your furnace prior to fall. We offer comprehensive maintenance packages that go a long way toward improving the performance of your air conditioner and ductwork.

Regular maintenance can help you avoid emergency repairs, lower your utility bills, and leave you confident that your air conditioner will keep you cool and healthier all summer long.

In addition, our trained professionals can provide other information on purification systems for your home or business. All of these actions can help you make allergy season a little more comfortable for you or your loved ones.

Contact Us Today

Our professionals at Resicon LLC in Tacoma, WA, are happy to answer your questions about air conditioner maintenance, air duct cleaning, or other air quality issues. We want to be your partner in helping you relieve allergy symptoms this summer for you and your family. Call us at 253-625-7952 or request service online.