Pollen isn’t the only allergen known to cause flare-ups in allergy sufferers. If you’re wheezing, coughing and sneezing and can’t seem to figure out why, it could be due to your furnace.
“Each fall, when people crank up their forced air heating systems for the first time of the season, houses can be flooded with dust and other throat-clogging gunk,” reports NBC News. Keep this in mind before you turn on the heat this season!
So what can you do to eliminate dust and other allergens from your furnace? You have a couple of options:
- Have your air ducts cleaned
- Upgrade to HEPA filters, which remove more than 90 percent of particulate matter, and remember to clean frequently
- Install a humidifier to prevent mucous membranes from becoming dry and irritated
Don’t let a year’s worth of dust, mold and other debris cause awful autumn allergies. Contact the experts of Rusk Heating & Cooling for expert service in the tri-state area.
You can rely on our team of factory-trained professionals to provide prompt expert service whether you need routine maintenance, emergency repair, replacement equipment, or a completely new system.