While many people connect allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants outside your home, your interior air quality can have a large impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last several years, a rising body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air within homes and other buildings can be more dangerously polluted than the outside air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people fill approximately 90 percent of their time within a home or building. So, for many people, the dangers to health may be larger due to more contact with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our Lake Worth homes are contaminated with outdoor allergens like pollen that force their way inside, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from average household cleansers and more. So, what can you do about it? The key 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 collect and spread allergens all over your home, so the key is to keep your system operating well. Primarily, you must keep your air filters clean. Establish a reminder or mark it on your calendar to check them monthly and exchange them out when you see that they’re fairly dirty. They’ll usually need to be exchanged every two or three months, but this can vary greatly from household to home. You can buy filters that vary from the most basic level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The experts at Smyth Air Conditioning Inc can help you establish which type of filter will keep your home healthy and keep your HVAC operating correctly.
It’s also crucial to have your system routinely checked by a pro to keep your interior air quality where it should be. In addition to inspecting that critical filter, your service specialist will clean the inner workings of your system and make sure that everything is running as it should. You can also ask your specialist if a duct cleaning would be helpful.
When it comes to your interior air quality, you can put your faith in the specialists at Smyth Air Conditioning Inc to take good care of you. On top of helping you keep your HVAC system up-to-date, we can help you know that 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 561-533-6066 to ensure your home’s air is healthy and fresh.