While many people correlate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants in the air outside your home, your internal air quality can have a large impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last several years, a growing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air within homes and other buildings can be more dangerously polluted than the external air in even the greatest and most industrialized cities. Other research says that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time inside. Thus, for most people, the risks to health may be greater due to more contact with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our Muldrow homes are full of outdoor allergens like pollen that force 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 handling your allergies. A dirty system can harbor and spread allergens throughout your home, so the answer is to keep your system operating well. Above all, you need to keep your air filters clean. Place a reminder or set it on your calendar to look at them monthly and swap them out when you see that they’re getting dirty. They’ll usually need to be changed every two or three months, but this can vary considerably from household to household. You can get filters that vary from the most basic level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The specialists at Air Service Co. can help you decide which form of filter will keep your home nourishing and keep your HVAC operating efficiently.
It’s also crucial to have your system regularly maintained by an expert to keep your interior air quality where it should be. On top of checking that essential filter, your service technician will clean the inner workings of your system and guarantee that everything is operating 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 experts at Air Service Co. to take good care of you. In addition to helping you keep your HVAC system operating, we can help you make sure 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 918-212-8943 to certify that your home’s air is healthy and clean.