While many people connect allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants in the air outside your home, your interior air quality can have a big impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last few years, a rising body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the greatest and most industrialized cities. Other research shows that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time within a home or building. So, for many people, the risks to health may be bigger due to more interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our Huffman homes are contaminated with outdoor allergens like pollen that make their way in out homes, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from average 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 nemesis when it comes to managing your allergies. A dirty system can collect and circulate allergens all over your home, so the solution is to keep your system functioning properly. First and foremost, you must keep your air filters clean. Establish a reminder or set it on your calendar to inspect them monthly and change them out when you see that they’re getting dirty. They’ll typically need to be replaced every two or three months, but this can fluctuate significantly from household to house. You can get filters that vary from the most straightforward level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The pros at Air Houston Mechanical LLC can help you establish which kind of filter will keep your home clean and keep your HVAC functioning correctly.
It’s also important to have your system regularly serviced by a pro to keep your indoor air quality where it should be. On top of examining that all-important filter, your service specialist will clean the internal workings of your system and make sure that everything is running as it should. You can also ask your specialist if a duct cleaning would be needed.
When it comes to your internal air quality, you can put your faith in the specialists at Air Houston Mechanical LLC to take good care of you. On top of helping you keep your HVAC system operating, we can help you ensure 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 832-777-1521 to certify that your home’s air is healthy and clean.