Winter Allergies Are Real and Heat Pumps Are a Solution

Winter Allergies Are Real and Heat Pumps Are a Solution Heat Pumps Can Save Your Health and Thousands in Utility Costs

As we turn the corner into Fall here in the Seattle / Tacoma area, we’re reminded that winter allergies are on their way as well. Many suffer with what appears to be a never ending winter cold, while in fact, it’s just pesky allergies lying in wait. Dust from dormant furnaces, moisture along with mold and mildew, and the list goes on. Here at Green City Heating and Air Conditioning, we’d love to help you determine the best fit for your home and family. Now let’s dive into how a heat pump can provide you relief this Fall and Winter. 

A heat pump can improve indoor air quality and potentially alleviate allergies in your home. Heat pumps, especially those equipped with certain features, offer benefits for allergy sufferers in several ways:


Most heat pump systems are equipped with filters that capture airborne particles like dust, pollen, pet dander, and other allergens. Higher-quality filters, such as HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filters, can be installed in some heat pump models to trap even smaller particles, improving air quality and reducing allergen exposure.


Heat pumps can also act as dehumidifiers, removing excess moisture from the air. Maintaining proper indoor humidity levels (typically between 30% and 50%) can help prevent mold growth and dust mites, which are common allergen sources.

Constant Air Circulation

Heat pumps circulate air continuously, which can help distribute filtered and dehumidified air evenly throughout your home. This ensures that the air you breathe is consistently clean and free from allergens. The added benefit is a heat pump, ironically despite its name, cools your home as well, so it’s a great way to avoid dust build up in your HVAC system and ducting because you’re able to use it all year long.

No Combustion Byproducts

Unlike some other heating systems, heat pumps do not burn fossil fuels, eliminating the release of combustion byproducts such as carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide. This results in cleaner indoor air and a reduced risk of respiratory irritants.

Temperature Control

Heat pumps can provide both heating and cooling, allowing you to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature year-round. This can help prevent the growth of mold and reduce allergen levels, as some allergens thrive in specific temperature ranges.

Zoning Options

Many heat pump systems offer zoning capabilities, allowing you to control the temperature and airflow in different areas of your home independently. This can be particularly beneficial for allergy sufferers by providing a clean and comfortable environment in specific rooms.

While heat pumps can provide several advantages for indoor air quality and allergy relief, it’s essential to remember that their effectiveness depends on factors such as the type of filter used, regular filter maintenance, and the overall condition of your home.

At Green City Heating and Air Conditioning, we’re happy to not only help you determine the best fit for your home, but our team is ready to help you maintain it as well. There’s some amazing rebates as well that can save you thousands, be sure to ask us about them! Give us at: (206) 249-9772 or reach out right here on our website. We look forward to hearing from you!

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