While many people connect allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants out of your home, your internal air quality can have a huge impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last several years, a increasing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air inside homes and other buildings can be more critically 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. Therefore, for many people, the risks to health may be greater due to more contact with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our Eastland homes are polluted by outdoor allergens like pollen that force their way in out homes, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from average 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 best friend or your foe when it comes to managing your allergies. A dirty system can collect and circulate allergens around your home, so the key is to keep your system operating well. Primarily, you must keep your air filters clean. Set a reminder or mark it on your calendar to look at them monthly and exchange them out when you see that they’re fairly dirty. They’ll typically need to be exchanged every two or three months, but this can vary significantly from home to home. You can get filters that span from the most basic level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The specialists at J & J Air Conditioning can help you establish which kind of filter will keep your home healthy and keep your HVAC operating efficiently.
It’s also vital to have your system regularly checked by a pro to keep your indoor air quality where it should be. As well as checking that critical filter, your service technician will clean the inner workings of your system and guarantee that everything is working as it should. You can also ask your specialist if a duct cleaning would be beneficial.
When it comes to your internal air quality, you can rely on the specialists at J & J Air Conditioning to take good care of you. In addition to helping you keep your HVAC system maintained, 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 254-355-3833 to confirm that your home’s air is healthy and fresh.