While many people associate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants in the air outside your home, your internal air quality can have a big impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last several years, a increasing body of scientific evidence has specified that the air inside homes and other buildings can be more dangerously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research says that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time within a home or building. Therefore, for most people, the risks to health may be greater due to more interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our Booneville homes are full of 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 understand that your HVAC can be your ally or your foe when it comes to handling your allergies. A dirty system can collect and spread allergens around your home, so the key is to keep your system functioning properly. Above all, you must keep your air filters clean. Place a reminder or indicate it on your calendar to inspect them monthly and change 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 differ greatly from household to house. You can find filters that vary from the most basic level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The experts at Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC can help you decide which form of filter will keep your home clean and keep your HVAC operating efficiently.
It’s also crucial to have your system routinely checked by a professional to keep your inside air quality where it should be. In addition to examining that all-important filter, your service expert will clean the inner workings of your system and make sure that everything is working 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 specialists at Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC 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 662-269-8716 to confirm that your home’s air is healthy and clean.