While many people correlate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants out of your home, your indoor air quality can have a large impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last couple of years, a growing 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 largest and most industrialized cities. Other research shows that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time inside. So, for most people, the threats to health may be bigger due to more contact with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our South Beloit and Belvidere homes are polluted by outdoor allergens like pollen that make their way inside, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from everyday 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 best friend or your foe when it comes to managing your allergies. A dirty system can harbor and circulate allergens throughout your home, so the key is to keep your system operating well. Primarily, you have to keep your air filters clean. Establish 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 exchanged every two or three months, but this can fluctuate significantly from household to home. You can get filters that vary from the most simple level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The experts at Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc can help you determine which form of filter will keep your home nourishing and keep your HVAC running correctly.
It’s also crucial to have your system regularly serviced by an expert to keep your inside air quality where it should be. In addition to examining that critical filter, your service technician will clean the internal 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 Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc 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 877-389-2465 to confirm that your home’s air is healthy and fresh.