While many people correlate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants outside your home, your interior air quality can have a large 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 seriously polluted than the outside air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people devote approximately 90 percent of their time within a home or building. Thus, for most people, the risks to health may be larger due to more contact with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our Litchfield Park homes are polluted by outdoor allergens like pollen that find their way indoors, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from ordinary household products and more. So, what can you do about it? The solution is already in your home! It’s your HVAC system.
You should understand that your HVAC can be your best friend or your nemesis when it comes to managing your allergies. A dirty system can harbor and circulate allergens all over your home, so the solution is to keep your system operating well. First and foremost, you have to keep your air filters clean. Place a reminder or mark it on your calendar to check them monthly and swap them out when you see that they’re getting dirty. They’ll normally need to be changed every two or three months, but this can differ greatly from home to home. You can find filters that vary from the most simple level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The specialists at Cooler Tymes LLC can help you decide which form of filter will keep your home clean and keep your HVAC operating correctly.
It’s also important to have your system routinely serviced by an expert to keep your interior air quality where it should be. As well as inspecting that critical filter, your service specialist will clean the inner workings of your system and guarantee that everything is working 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 Cooler Tymes LLC to take good care of you. On top of helping you keep your HVAC system operating, we can help you know that you have the tools you need to take on poor indoor air quality and allergens—like humidifiers and whole home air purifiers. Just give us a call at 623-208-6444 to confirm that your home’s air is healthy and clean.