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Do You Believe These Common Myths About Allergies?

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woman with allergies If someone in your home has allergies then it’s important to understand what causes them and what can be done to prevent them. However, many people have false information or believe commonly held myths about allergies. At AC-World we’ve gathered three of the most common and given you access to the truth about these statements.

Myth: If only one person in a home has allergies then the home can’t be the cause

Would you be surprised to know that allergies are the fifth most common chronic disease in the entire country? The symptoms suffered happen when a person’s immune system overreacts to certain substances. There are many causes of allergies, but some of the most prevalent are factors found in many homes, such as mold, dust, and pet dander. Just because only one person’s immune system isn’t responding to these things well doesn’t mean they aren’t the problem.

Myth: A clean house can’t be the cause of allergies

Most people breath more air in their home than anywhere else so it’s likely that the home is a trigger. No matter how well you clean, you should ask yourself whether there might be dust under your bed, on fans or on blinds? Is there clutter in your home? Do you have furry pets? Is your home humid? Do you have carpets? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then your home may be the culprit but that doesn’t mean your home is dirty.

Myth: There’s nothing a person can do to reduce allergens in their home

You may not be able to get rid of 100% of dust and other allergens in your home but there are things you can do that will have a major impact. For example, start by limiting the areas that dust mites love to live. One popular spot for them is the air ducts used for your central air conditioning and forced air. When dust mites take up residence in your ducts, they’re then blown throughout your entire home when the air or heat kicks on.

AC-World has many solutions to this issue, including multi-zone ductless air conditioners . Not only do these units help you reduce the allergens in your home, but they can help reduce energy bills and give you overall cleaner air. Contact AC-World for more information or to find out how these HVAC units could make a difference in your home.