What is an Allergen?

An allergen is a substance that can cause an allergic reaction. It includes dust, pollen, pet hair and dander, dust mites, mildew, lint, fungus, most tobacco smoke, cooking grease and bacteria. An allergic reaction can cause symptoms such as sneezing, a runny nose, itchy eyes, a scratchy throat and coughing. Some people may also experience a rash or hives. If you have an allergy, it’s important to avoid contact with allergens as much as possible. You may need to take medication or use an epinephrine pen to treat an allergic reaction if it happens.

How Does an HVAC System Affect the Amount of Allergens in the Air?

An HVAC system can help reduce the amount of allergens in the air. It does this by circulating air throughout the house and removing dust, pollen and other allergens from the air. To prevent allergic reactions, it is important to keep a building’s HVAC system clean and in good working order. It may also be necessary to install a pollen filter to help reduce the amount of allergens in the air.

Can your HVAC system make you sick?

Your HVAC system can make you sick if it is not properly maintained. Dust, pollen, pet hair and dander, mildew, lint, fungus and bacteria can all cause respiratory problems if they are allowed to accumulate in the air ducts. It is important to have HVAC system – and, in particular, any air filtration system – cleaned on a regular basis to prevent these problems.

What is the Role of the HVAC Technician in Regard to Allergens?

The HVAC technician’s role in regard to allergens is to help minimize the exposure of allergens in the home. This can be done by regularly cleaning and maintaining the HVAC system, and by using filters that can trap allergens. It’s also important to keep the home well ventilated, as this will help reduce the levels of allergens in the air.

Related Links

Related Videos