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A Ductless Air Conditioning System Can Help You During Allergy Season

Spring is finally upon us! This means warmer weather and, of course, allergy season following right behind.

As soon as temperatures start to stay high for at least several days at a time, the pollen count in the air begins to steadily rise. This means people who have allergies that have been, for the most part, dormant all winter will now begin to experience their allergy symptoms kicking into full gear.

There are plenty of ways you can control your allergies when you know you’re going to be spending some time outside. Some people, for example, use anti-allergy medications to help alleviate their symptoms. However, if you want to avoid suffering allergy symptoms inside your home, there are some steps you can take to permanently limit the symptoms you experience.

Some of the most common strategies people take to avoid allergy symptoms in their home include installing air purifiers, electronic air cleaners, air scrubbers, ultraviolet lights, and hospital-grade HEPA air filters. But did you know that ductless air conditioning is also a possibility and one that can dramatically reduce the problems you experience with allergies during the spring and summer months?

Here’s a brief overview of why ductless indoor systems are so beneficial for people who suffer from allergies every year.

About ductless air conditioning and heating systems

Ductless air conditioning systems, also occasionally referred to as ductless mini split systems, bring air into the home through a series of air handlers that are mounted on the walls in different rooms. These air handlers are connected to an outdoor condenser through power lines and refrigerant that run through the walls in your home. All of these air handlers, in turn, have their own refrigerant coils, which they use to lower the air temperature in the room. They also have blowers that help them push that cooler air into other rooms in the home.

This process benefits people who have allergies because it entirely removes ducts, which are a common source of air contaminants. It’s easy for dirt, dust, pet dander, pollen, and other irritants and contaminants to trap themselves inside a home’s air ducts. Once they’re lodged in there, they’ll be pushed into the air as soon as the heating or cooling cycle begins. This is one of the pitfalls of forced air systems—it’s harder to regulate air quality. The problems become even more exacerbated if the ducts have not been properly sealed or have not been cleaned for many years.

In a ductless system, the miniature air handlers send the air directly from the blower to the room without having to use ducts.

There are some added benefits associated with using these types of cooling systems, including their efficiency and lack of noise. But it’s hard to overlook their benefits for people with bad allergies!

For more information about the benefits of ductless air conditioning and whether it’d be feasible to install it in your home, contact an HVAC contractor in Albany, OR today to arrange a consultation.

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