While many people correlate 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 couple of years, a increasing body of scientific evidence has shown that the air inside homes and other buildings can be more dangerously polluted than the external air in even the biggest and most industrialized cities. Other research shows that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. So, for a lot of people, the dangers to health may be larger due to more interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our Branchville 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 ordinary 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 know that your HVAC can be your best friend or your nemesis when it comes to managing your allergies. A dirty system can harbor and spread allergens around your home, so the key is to keep your system operating well. Above all, you must keep your air filters clean. Set a reminder or indicate it on your calendar to check them monthly and exchange them out when you see that they’re fairly dirty. They’ll normally need to be replaced every two or three months, but this can differ significantly from home to household. You can get filters that vary from the most straightforward level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The pros at Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc. can help you determine which kind of filter will keep your home clean and keep your HVAC operating correctly.
It’s also important to have your system routinely serviced by a pro to keep your interior air quality where it should be. In addition to checking that critical filter, your service expert will clean the internal workings of your system and make sure that everything is running as it should. You can also ask your technician if a duct cleaning would be helpful.
When it comes to your internal air quality, you can rely on the experts at Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc. to take good care of you. On top of helping you keep your HVAC system maintained, we can help you know that 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 862-345-6896 to confirm that your home’s air is healthy and pure.