How Can Ductless Air Conditioning Systems Help Seasonal Allergies?

When the weather begins heating up for the summer, that means two things. Number one, it is time to fire up your air conditioner for the season. And number two, allergies are incoming. If you or your loved ones suffer from seasonal allergies, the key to preventing severe allergy symptoms could be in your air conditioning unit.

By turning your air conditioner on for the season, you may unknowingly be stirring up pollen, dust and dander that has collected in the air ducts of your home. If you are noticing severe allergy symptoms in your home, it may be time to consider a ductless air conditioning system. In this article, we’ll explore how a ductless air conditioner can help ease allergy symptoms and keep you comfortable all summer long. Keep reading to find out how going ductless can improve the air quality in your home.

Ductless Air Conditioners Improve Air Quality

Ductless air conditioning prevents buildup of pollutants that linger in the ducts of your home

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Prevent severe seasonal allergies this year by upgrading your A/C system.

Though you can’t see it, your home can collect weeks worth of pollen, dander, and dirt in the duct spaces. These particles can be further circulated around your living areas, causing seasonal allergies and high levels of indoor pollution. That's right, your home can become polluted due to the recirculation or dirt and dust through your air ducts and living areas.

An excellent solution to get your indoor air quality back under control is to install a ductless air conditioning system. By using a ductless system, you eliminate space for indoor pollutants to build up and recirculate. Without the use of ducts, you will only be getting cooled air pulled directly from outside. While the air is being cooled, the ductless system cycles the air currently in your home back outside, ensuring a constant flow of fresh air into your home. 

More Efficient Ventilation

The more continuous air movement in your home, the less stagnant air to trigger seasonal allergies

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Ductless A/C units are easy to install and will quickly improve ventilation.

When you choose to install a ductless air conditioning system in your home, you will also be improving your ventilation. When air sits too long without movement, it can become stagnant and inflame allergy symptoms. The less your air moves around the more of a chance it has to pick up with dust and dirt. Thankfully by installing a ductless air conditioner, you can guarantee continuous air movement and prevent allergy symptoms from getting any worse. By providing constant ventilation, your new A/C unit will prevent pollen from collecting in your living area. The continuous ventilation provided by a ductless A/C unit will also cut down on lingering odors that cause added pollution.

Look Forward to A More Comfortable and Controllable Home Environment

When you can control each room in you home independently, you can adjust for those suffering from allergies

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Each individual ductless unit is remote controlled and can be adjusted to your individual sleep preference.

If allergies are keeping you up at night, a ductless air conditioning system is to the rescue. Thera may be certain parts of your home that get warmer or cooler than the rest of the house, which could lead to further congestion or irritation brought on by allergies. A ductless system will help you get the indoor temperature under control if  there is a heating or cooling imbalance in your home. Since ductless systems are composed of several different units, one in each room of your home, they can operate on different temperatures depending on your preference. If your bedroom gets extra hot in the spring months and inflames your allergies, you will be able to adjust the temperature in your bedroom to cool without disturbing anyone else in the house. Once you can take control of the temperature of each room in your home, you will be able to get a better night’s sleep during allergy season.

Ductless Air Conditioners Can Use Filters that Target Allergy Causing Pollutants

To further combat pollen a, a ductless air conditioning unit can filter out many of the irritating particles that cause allergy symptoms

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Changing the filter in your ductless A/C unit is easy to do by yourself.

If you are concerned about your indoor air quality and are ready to take steps to purify your indoor air, a ductless A/C unit is a great option to give you more control. Each ductless unit can be equipped with individualized air filters that target specific allergens and other unwanted pollutants. A few of the filter types you can use with your ductless A/C system are:

  • Catechin filter – Targets dust, mold spores and some allergens.
  • Ion deodorizing filter – Helps purify air and eliminate odors. 
  • Plasma filter – Originally used in the medical field to purify air, plasma filters are electronic and can remove both dust and odors.

These filters are easily installed, cleaned, and replaced so you can take control of the cleanliness of your home air and eliminate allergens.

Out of Date or Unmaintained Air Conditioning Systems Will Worsen Allergy Symptoms

Don’t stay with your old system if you are experiencing poor air quality and severe allergies

Window air conditioning are susceptible to mold.

Now that we have discussed the improvements in ductless air conditioning systems that can ease allergy symptoms, it is also important to acknowledge that continuing to use your old duct system can make your symptoms worse. In the case of window unit air conditioners, mold can begin to form easily when there is excessive humidity that the window unit is unable to expel. If you have an old window unit in your bedroom, it is probably time to upgrade to a ductless air conditioning system. Once your new system is installed, you will notice a big improvement in air quality and home comfort.

If you are suffering from seasonal allergies and suspect your air ducts are to blame, it is time to upgrade to a ductless system. You can always reach out to one of the experts at 412 Ductless to create the best solution for your home air quality needs. From quotes to installation to air filters, 412 Ductless is here to provide you with the highest quality air conditioning in Pittsburgh. Call 412 Ductless today for and upgrade your heating and cooling system for allergy season.

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