While many people connect 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 several years, a rising body of scientific evidence has specified that the air inside homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time within a home or building. So, for a lot of people, the risks to health may be greater due to more contact with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our Port St. Lucie homes are contaminated with outdoor allergens like pollen that force their way indoors, 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 understand that your HVAC can be your ally or your worst enemy when it comes to managing your allergies. A dirty system can harbor and spread allergens all over your home, so the solution is to keep your system operating well. Primarily, you must keep your air filters clean. Set a reminder or indicate it on your calendar to look at them monthly and swap them out when you see that they’re getting dirty. They’ll normally need to be replaced every two or three months, but this can differ greatly from household to house. You can get filters that span from the most simple level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The pros at Custom Air Systems Inc can help you determine which kind of filter will keep your home healthy and keep your HVAC operating efficiently.
It’s also crucial to have your system habitually checked by an expert to keep your interior air quality where it should be. As well as checking that essential 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 specialist if a duct cleaning would be needed.
When it comes to your indoor air quality, you can put your faith in the experts at Custom Air Systems Inc to take good care of you. On top of helping you keep your HVAC system maintained, we can help you ensure you have the tools you need to fight poor indoor air quality and allergens—like humidifiers and whole home air purifiers. Just give us a call at 772-247-2283 to certify that your home’s air is healthy and clean.