While many people correlate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants in the air outside your home, your internal air quality can have a big impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last few years, a growing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air within homes and other buildings can be more dangerously polluted than the external air in even the greatest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people devote approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Therefore, for many people, the dangers to health may be larger due to more contact with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our Auburn and Opelika homes are full of outdoor allergens like pollen that make their way in out homes, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from everyday household cleansers 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 foe when it comes to handling your allergies. A dirty system can collect and distribute allergens around your home, so the key is to keep your system functioning properly. First and foremost, you have to keep your air filters clean. Establish a reminder or set it on your calendar to inspect them monthly and swap 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 fluctuate considerably from household to household. You can get filters that span from the most simple level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The pros at Farnell Mechanical, Inc. can help you establish which type of filter will keep your home healthy and keep your HVAC functioning efficiently.
It’s also vital to have your system habitually serviced by a professional to keep your inside air quality where it should be. In addition to checking that essential filter, your service specialist will clean the central workings of your system and make sure that everything is operating as it should. You can also ask your specialist if a duct cleaning would be needed.
When it comes to your interior air quality, you can trust the specialists at Farnell Mechanical, Inc. to take good care of you. In addition to helping you keep your HVAC system maintained, 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 334-524-2458 to confirm that your home’s air is healthy and clean.