While many people correlate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants in the air outside your home, your internal air quality can have a large impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last several years, a growing body of scientific evidence has shown that the air in homes and other buildings can be more dangerously polluted than the outside air in even the biggest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people devote approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Thus, for most people, the dangers to health may be bigger due to more exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our Stuart homes are full of outdoor allergens like pollen that make their way indoors, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from average household cleaners 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 controlling your allergies. A dirty system can harbor and circulate allergens throughout your home, so the answer is to keep your system operating well. First and foremost, you must keep your air filters clean. Establish a reminder or mark it on your calendar to check them monthly and swap them out when you see that they’re fairly dirty. They’ll normally need to be changed every two or three months, but this can vary greatly from house to home. You can get filters that vary from the most simple level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The specialists at Breathe Healthier Air can help you establish which form of filter will keep your home healthy and keep your HVAC operating properly.
It’s also crucial to have your system routinely checked by a pro to keep your indoor air quality where it should be. As well as examining that essential filter, your service specialist will clean the internal workings of your system and make sure that everything is working as it should. You can also ask your professional if a duct cleaning would be needed.
When it comes to your interior air quality, you can rely on the specialists at Breathe Healthier Air to take good care of you. On top of 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 772-353-4633 to certify that your home’s air is healthy and clean.