While many people associate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants in the air outside your home, your internal air quality can have a huge impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last several years, a increasing body of scientific evidence has shown that the air in homes and other buildings can be more dangerously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Therefore, for a lot of people, the threats to health may be greater due to more exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our Dresden homes are full of outdoor allergens like pollen that find their way inside, 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 answer is already in your home! It’s your HVAC system.
You should know that your HVAC can be your ally or your worst enemy when it comes to controlling your allergies. A dirty system can collect and spread 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 swap them out when you see that they’re becoming dirty. They’ll usually need to be changed every two or three months, but this can differ significantly from home to home. You can buy filters that range from the most basic level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The specialists at McFadden Heating & Cooling can help you determine which type of filter will keep your home clean and keep your HVAC functioning correctly.
It’s also vital to have your system routinely serviced by a pro to keep your indoor air quality where it should be. In addition to checking that essential filter, your service expert will clean the central 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 beneficial.
When it comes to your internal air quality, you can put your faith in the experts at McFadden Heating & Cooling to take good care of you. Besides helping you keep your HVAC system maintained, 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 1-866-781-0111 to ensure your home’s air is healthy and pure.