While many people correlate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants outside your home, your interior air quality can have a huge impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last several years, a growing 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 biggest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time within a home or building. Therefore, for a lot of people, the threats to health may be bigger due to more interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our Macon homes are full of 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 know that your HVAC can be your ally or your nemesis when it comes to handling your allergies. A dirty system can foster and distribute allergens all over your home, so the key is to keep your system operating well. First and foremost, you have to keep your air filters clean. Place a reminder or indicate it on your calendar to look at them monthly and exchange them out when you see that they’re fairly dirty. They’ll normally need to be replaced every two or three months, but this can vary considerably from house to house. You can buy filters that vary from the most straightforward level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The pros at Air Temperature Control can help you decide which type of filter will keep your home nourishing and keep your HVAC operating properly.
It’s also important to have your system regularly serviced by a pro to keep your interior air quality where it should be. As well as inspecting that essential filter, your service expert will clean the internal workings of your system and ensure 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 internal air quality, you can trust the specialists at Air Temperature Control to take good care of you. Besides helping you keep your HVAC system up-to-date, we can help you ensure 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 478-202-3170 to certify that your home’s air is healthy and fresh.