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Fight summer allergies with an HVAC system

Man Blowing His Nose into a Tissue

Millions of Americans suffer from allergies, and if you are one of them, you know how miserable the spring and fall pollen and ragweed seasons can be.

Pollen counts can be just as important to allergy sufferers during these times of year as the temperature or chance of rain. One of the main ways you can avoid allergy symptoms is to simply reduce your exposure to allergens, which means staying inside on days with high pollen counts. If you don't have an HVAC system, this can become just as uncomfortable during the summer heat as going outside and suffering through sneezing or a runny nose.

You'll need to isolate your home from the allergens outside, which means all windows and doors need to be closed. This could make the inside of your house stiflingly hot, not to mention the loss of ventilation. An HVAC system fixes that by constantly cycling the stale, warm air and introducing cold, fresh air.

To further enhance your air conditioner's ability to fight allergens, you can install a HEPA air filter that will remove even the smallest allergenic particles from the air in your home.

Humidity is also a problem for allergy sufferers. Humid conditions are necessary for the survival of two prevalent indoor allergens, mold and dust mites. An efficient  HVAC system will also remove humidity from the air it cools. Used with a dehumidifier, this system will eventually make your house a place where mold and dust mites simply can't live.

If you want to protect your home and your health, consider getting an HVAC system from the Washington, D.C., Gaithersburg, Maryland, and Woodbridge, Virginia AC installation  professionals at John C. Flood. Our local specialists will work with you to find and install the right system for your home.