While many people correlate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants out of your home, your internal air quality can have a large impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last couple of years, a rising body of scientific evidence has shown that the air within homes and other buildings can be more critically polluted than the outside air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research says that people devote approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Therefore, for most people, the threats to health may be bigger due to more interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our Carson City 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 ordinary 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 ally or your foe when it comes to managing your allergies. A dirty system can foster and spread allergens around your home, so the solution is to keep your system functioning properly. Above all, you must keep your air filters clean. Set a reminder or indicate it on your calendar to inspect them monthly and swap them out when you see that they’re becoming dirty. They’ll usually need to be changed every two or three months, but this can vary greatly from home to house. You can find filters that span from the most straightforward level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The pros at Anderson Heating & A/C can help you determine which type of filter will keep your home clean and keep your HVAC operating efficiently.
It’s also important to have your system regularly serviced by a professional to keep your interior air quality where it should be. As well as checking that all-important filter, your service technician will clean the inner workings of your system and ensure that everything is working as it should. You can also ask your specialist if a duct cleaning would be beneficial.
When it comes to your internal air quality, you can put your faith in the experts at Anderson Heating & A/C to take good care of you. On top of helping you keep your HVAC system up-to-date, 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 775-230-7628 to ensure your home’s air is healthy and pure.