While many people correlate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants out of your home, your internal air quality can have a big impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last couple of 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 says that people fill approximately 90 percent of their time within a home or building. Therefore, for many people, the threats to health may be greater due to more interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our Brookfield 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 ordinary 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 understand that your HVAC can be your ally or your nemesis when it comes to handling your allergies. A dirty system can harbor and spread allergens around your home, so the solution is to keep your system operating well. Above all, you must keep your air filters clean. Establish a reminder or set it on your calendar to look at them monthly and swap them out when you see that they’re becoming dirty. They’ll typically need to be changed every two or three months, but this can differ significantly from home to household. You can find filters that range from the most basic level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The experts at Central Air LLC can help you decide which kind of filter will keep your home clean and keep your HVAC running efficiently.
It’s also crucial to have your system regularly checked by a pro to keep your indoor air quality where it should be. In addition to examining that essential filter, your service expert will clean the inner 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 beneficial.
When it comes to your internal air quality, you can rely on the specialists at Central Air LLC to take good care of you. Besides helping you keep your HVAC system operating, we can help you make sure you have the tools you need to combat poor indoor air quality and allergens—like humidifiers and whole home air purifiers. Just give us a call at 203-357-5913 to certify that your home’s air is healthy and pure.