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 several years, a increasing body of scientific evidence has specified that the air within homes and other buildings can be more dangerously polluted than the outside air in even the biggest and most industrialized cities. Other research says that people devote approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Therefore, for a lot of people, the dangers to health may be larger due to more exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our Tucker homes are polluted by outdoor allergens like pollen that make their way indoors, 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 key is already in your home! It’s your HVAC system.
You should understand that your HVAC can be your ally or your worst enemy when it comes to controlling your allergies. A dirty system can harbor and circulate allergens all over your home, so the answer is to keep your system operating well. First and foremost, you must keep your air filters clean. Set a reminder or mark it on your calendar to inspect them monthly and change them out when you see that they’re becoming dirty. They’ll typically need to be replaced every two or three months, but this can vary significantly from house to house. You can find filters that span from the most straightforward level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The specialists at ACS Heating and Air Conditioning can help you decide which form of filter will keep your home clean and keep your HVAC operating correctly.
It’s also vital to have your system regularly serviced by a pro to keep your inside air quality where it should be. As well as examining that critical filter, your service technician will clean the inner workings of your system and guarantee that everything is working as it should. You can also ask your specialist if a duct cleaning would be helpful.
When it comes to your indoor air quality, you can put your faith in the professionals at ACS Heating and Air Conditioning 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 fight poor indoor air quality and allergens—like humidifiers and whole home air purifiers. Just give us a call at 770-450-1539 to confirm that your home’s air is healthy and pure.