While many people connect allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants in the air 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 in homes and other buildings can be more dangerously polluted than the outdoor air in even the biggest and most industrialized cities. Other research says that people fill approximately 90 percent of their time inside. Thus, for a lot of people, the dangers to health may be greater due to more exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our New Castle homes are polluted by outdoor allergens like pollen that force their way indoors, 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 worst enemy when it comes to handling your allergies. A dirty system can foster and circulate allergens throughout your home, so the answer is to keep your system operating well. Primarily, you need to keep your air filters clean. Place a reminder or indicate it on your calendar to check them monthly and exchange them out when you see that they’re fairly dirty. They’ll normally need to be replaced every two or three months, but this can fluctuate considerably from house to house. You can find filters that vary from the most basic level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The experts at Central Heating & Plumbing can help you establish which type of filter will keep your home nourishing and keep your HVAC running correctly.
It’s also vital to have your system regularly maintained by an expert to keep your indoor air quality where it should be. On top of checking that critical filter, your service expert will clean the internal workings of your system and guarantee that everything is operating as it should. You can also ask your professional if a duct cleaning would be needed.
When it comes to your internal air quality, you can trust the experts at Central Heating & Plumbing 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 take on poor indoor air quality and allergens—like humidifiers and whole home air purifiers. Just give us a call at 724-401-1843 to certify that your home’s air is healthy and fresh.