The Effects of Turning Off Your HVAC

Allergens Caused By Turning Off HVAC

Allergy season can be a nightmare for those with allergies. And when the weather turns milder, many are often tempted to turn off their HVAC. But there could be a benefit to keeping it on.

HVAC Systems Help Improve Air Quality

In Florida, pollen season is virtually year round—between tree pollen season from December to May as well October to November and grass pollen season from April to October. For allergy suffers, that can spell disaster for comfort and overall wellness.

Part of the function of your HVAC system is to filter impurities from the air—this is why keeping your air filters clean is crucial to the performance of your system. This inherit function helps to improve the overall air quality of your home. That means that allergy sufferers can find comfort in their homes even during peak allergy season.

What Happens When Your HVAC Is Off

When your HVAC system is shut off and you rely on open windows and fans to keep the temperature comfortable, you open the door for reduced air quality. All of that pesky pollen from outside comes creeping inside, causing sneezing, watery eyes, and in some cases, headaches.

To avoid this, we recommend keeping your system on year round—just reduce the level at which it works during the milder months. This will allow the system to maintain the air quality in your home and help you sleep better (no more late night sneezing).

The Air Hawk team is also available to help you ensure that your HVAC is running at peak performance year round. Call us today at (813) 929-4295 or request an appointment online to schedule preventative maintenance—it’s never too early to get ready for spring.

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