Can a Whole House Fan Help With Allergies?

Jul 22, 2021

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation and Johns Hopkins Medicine, more than 50 million people in the United States suffer from some sort of allergies. If you are one of those 50 million, you are likely desperate to find a workable solution to dealing with the misery that is allergy season. Obviously, living with allergies is horrible at times. While a whole house fan cannot eliminate your propensity to struggle with allergies at all, it turns out it can help you deal with indoor allergens and make your home much more comfortable during allergy season. Read on to learn more:

Benefits of Whole House Fans for Allergy Sufferers 

Fresh Air, Circulation

You likely assume letting the outside air into your home, especially during allergy season, might make the issue worse. However, according to many experts, the air inside your home is actually two to five times more polluted than the outdoor air. Therefore, you need proper ventilation. That is where whole house fans come into the picture. Bringing fresh outside air into the stale, dusty, stagnant hair can help immensely in terms of reducing pollution in your indoor air. It also helps pull dander from floors and couches which can help improve air quality as well.

Reduces Moisture

In addition to cutting down on the pollution, dust and dander in your home, whole house fans can also significantly reduce the amount of mildew and mold in your home by removing moisture. If you are an allergy sufferer, chances are mold and mildew are triggers for your allergy symptoms. Unfortunately, when the weather is wet outdoors like is common in the springtime, the moisture level in your home can rise. This can lead to dampness inside your home, which can substantiate mold and mildew growth, which in turn will cause your allergies to flare. Thankfully, a whole house fan pulls out moisture, dries up your home and removes much of the mildew and mold associated with too much moisture in the air.

Helps Cool Your Home

While it might not benefit allergy sufferers directly or alone, whole house fans also keep your home significantly cooler during warm months by removing trapped hot air. Again, this doesn’t only benefit allergy sufferers, but anyone who lives in your home who simply wants to stay more comfortable. They flush out old stale, hot air that accumulates throughout the day and bring in cooler outside air can help cool your home. It also removes odors in your home that have set in due to stagnant air.

Bottom Line: A Whole House Fan From Solatube Can Help

While again, a whole house fan won’t eliminate the fact that you have allergies altogether, it can make living with allergies a lot more pleasant when you are indoors. It can remove allergens that are causing triggers within your home, along with harmful pollutants. Contact us at Byers Roofing to learn more about our Solatube fan line and let’s get started with your installation today and get you back to living your best life!

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