While many people associate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants 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 increasing body of scientific evidence has specified that the air inside homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the biggest and most industrialized cities. Other research shows that people devote approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Thus, for many people, the threats to health may be bigger due to more interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our Derby homes are full of 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 worst enemy when it comes to controlling your allergies. A dirty system can foster and circulate allergens around your home, so the solution is to keep your system well maintained. Primarily, you must keep your air filters clean. Place a reminder or set it on your calendar to look at them monthly and exchange them out when you see that they’re becoming dirty. They’ll usually need to be exchanged every two or three months, but this can fluctuate greatly from home to household. You can buy filters that vary from the most simple level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The experts at Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning can help you decide which type of filter will keep your home healthy and keep your HVAC running properly.
It’s also vital to have your system routinely maintained by an expert to keep your indoor air quality where it should be. As well as checking that critical filter, your service specialist will clean the internal workings of your system and guarantee that everything is operating as it should. You can also ask your technician if a duct cleaning would be needed.
When it comes to your internal air quality, you can trust the professionals at Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning to take good care of you. On top of helping you keep your HVAC system up-to-date, we can help you make sure 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 203-772-8319 to ensure your home’s air is healthy and fresh.