While many people connect allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants out of your home, your indoor air quality can have a huge impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last couple of years, a rising body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air in homes and other buildings can be more dangerously polluted than the external air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research shows that people fill approximately 90 percent of their time within a home or building. Thus, for many people, the risks to health may be larger due to more interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our Circleville homes are polluted by outdoor allergens like pollen that force their way indoors, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from ordinary household cleaners and more. So, what can you do about it? The solution is already in your home! It’s your HVAC system.
You should realize that your HVAC can be your supporter or your nemesis when it comes to handling your allergies. A dirty system can foster and spread allergens throughout your home, so the key is to keep your system well maintained. First and foremost, you must keep your air filters clean. Establish a reminder or set it on your calendar to check them monthly and exchange them out when you see that they’re becoming dirty. They’ll normally need to be changed every two or three months, but this can differ greatly from house to house. You can get filters that range from the most basic level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The pros at Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling, Inc can help you determine which kind of filter will keep your home healthy and keep your HVAC operating efficiently.
It’s also vital to have your system regularly serviced by a pro to keep your interior air quality where it should be. On top of checking that all-important filter, your service expert will clean the inner workings of your system and make sure that everything is running as it should. You can also ask your professional if a duct cleaning would be needed.
When it comes to your indoor air quality, you can trust the professionals at Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling, Inc to take good care of you. In addition to helping you keep your HVAC system operating, we can help you know that you have the tools you need to combat poor indoor air quality and allergens—like humidifiers and whole home air purifiers. Just give us a call at 740-474-5940 to certify that your home’s air is healthy and fresh.