While many people connect allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants outside your home, your interior air quality can have a big impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last several years, a rising body of scientific evidence has specified that the air within homes and other buildings can be more critically polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people fill approximately 90 percent of their time within a home or building. Therefore, for most people, the dangers to health may be greater due to more exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our Saint Petersburg 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 everyday household products and more. So, what can you do about it? The answer is already in your home! It’s your HVAC system.
You should realize that your HVAC can be your supporter or your foe when it comes to controlling your allergies. A dirty system can foster and distribute allergens around your home, so the answer is to keep your system operating well. Above all, you need to keep your air filters clean. Place a reminder or mark it on your calendar to check them monthly and swap them out when you see that they’re getting dirty. They’ll typically need to be changed every two or three months, but this can vary significantly from home to home. You can find filters that span from the most straightforward level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The pros at Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc can help you determine which form of filter will keep your home healthy and keep your HVAC operating correctly.
It’s also vital to have your system routinely serviced by a professional to keep your interior air quality where it should be. In addition to inspecting that critical filter, your service technician will clean the inner workings of your system and guarantee that everything is working as it should. You can also ask your technician if a duct cleaning would be needed.
When it comes to your indoor air quality, you can rely on the specialists at Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc to take good care of you. Besides 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 727-369-6195 to confirm that your home’s air is healthy and pure.