While many people associate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants out of your home, your interior air quality can have a large impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last several years, a increasing body of scientific evidence has specified that the air in homes and other buildings can be more dangerously polluted than the external air in even the biggest and most industrialized cities. Other research shows that people fill 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 exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our Middle Georgia homes are polluted by 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 solution is already in your home! It’s your HVAC system.
You should know that your HVAC can be your ally or your foe when it comes to handling your allergies. A dirty system can foster and circulate allergens all over your home, so the solution is to keep your system functioning properly. Above all, you must keep your air filters clean. Set a reminder or indicate it on your calendar to inspect them monthly and swap them out when you see that they’re fairly dirty. They’ll typically need to be replaced every two or three months, but this can fluctuate greatly from household to home. You can buy filters that range from the most basic level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The pros at Air Concepts of Middle Georgia can help you decide which kind of filter will keep your home nourishing 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 inspecting that critical filter, your service specialist will clean the internal workings of your system and ensure that everything is running as it should. You can also ask your technician if a duct cleaning would be helpful.
When it comes to your interior air quality, you can trust the professionals at Air Concepts of Middle Georgia to take good care of you. In addition to helping you keep your HVAC system up-to-date, 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 478-200-5689 to confirm that your home’s air is healthy and pure.