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Hay Fever, Allergies, and Your Furnace

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It is a classic question about furnace repair. If there are no plants in bloom, and no pollen floating about, then why are your allergies going crazy? Aside from the simple fact that you’re breathing Cincinnati air?

It could be your furnace. Your heating ducts had been capturing dust and other particles all summer, while the heater sat idle. Then, you turned everything on when the first cold snaps came, and… you could smell it, right? All of the nasty stuff burning off, and the ducts clearing out?

All of those accumulated allergens could be making you sick. Your nose and lungs may be reacting to a full year’s worth of collected gunk.

What can help?

Working With Your Furnace To Help Your Allergies

Maintenance and cleaning is cheaper than repairing your furnace. Getting your furnace and all of your ducts cleaned thoroughly could make a big difference. Leaving the house while we clean your ducts is a smart move, too, and not coming back in until many hours after the cleaning is complete.

Changing your furnace filters regularly will help as well, and making sure your filtration system is working properly. Installing HEPA filters in your HVAC system can help with future allergies as well.

If you have a sore throat and sinus issues, you may want to consider adding a humidifier to your house as well. The air conditioning is drier than the air outside, and this low humidity indoors can cause nosebleeds and other irritations. You also need to be sure to drink enough water to stay hydrated.

If you are in the greater Cincinnati area and need HVAC repair or furnace repair, please contact us at Pinnacle Air Solutions. You can reach us at 513-984-HEAT (4328). Thanks, neighbors!

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