While many people connect allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants out of your home, your interior air quality can have a large impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last few years, a increasing body of scientific evidence has specified that the air in homes and other buildings can be more critically polluted than the outside air in even the greatest and most industrialized cities. Other research shows that people fill approximately 90 percent of their time inside. Therefore, for many people, the threats to health may be greater due to more contact with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our Justin homes are polluted by outdoor allergens like pollen that force their way indoors, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from average 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 understand 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 around your home, so the answer is to keep your system operating well. Above all, you must keep your air filters clean. Place a reminder or indicate it on your calendar to inspect them monthly and swap 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 vary greatly from house to household. You can find filters that span from the most straightforward level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The specialists at Pepper AC & Htg Inc can help you determine which form of filter will keep your home clean and keep your HVAC operating efficiently.
It’s also crucial to have your system habitually maintained by a professional to keep your inside air quality where it should be. In addition to checking that critical filter, your service expert will clean the central workings of your system and ensure that everything is operating 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 specialists at Pepper AC & Htg Inc to take good care of you. On top of helping you keep your HVAC system up-to-date, we can help you make sure 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 940-202-1184 to ensure your home’s air is healthy and clean.