While many people correlate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants out of your home, your indoor air quality can have a big impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last several years, a increasing body of scientific evidence has shown that the air within homes and other buildings can be more dangerously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research says that people fill approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. So, for many people, the risks to health may be greater due to more exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our Tucson homes are full of outdoor allergens like pollen that force their way indoors, 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 realize that your HVAC can be your supporter or your worst enemy when it comes to controlling your allergies. A dirty system can collect and spread allergens throughout your home, so the solution is to keep your system functioning properly. Primarily, you have to keep your air filters clean. Place a reminder or indicate it on your calendar to look at them monthly and change them out when you see that they’re becoming dirty. They’ll typically need to be replaced every two or three months, but this can fluctuate greatly from home to house. You can find filters that range from the most straightforward level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The specialists at A&M Heating & Cooling LLC can help you determine which kind of filter will keep your home clean and keep your HVAC running correctly.
It’s also important to have your system habitually serviced by a professional to keep your indoor air quality where it should be. In addition to examining that critical filter, your service technician will clean the central workings of your system and make sure that everything is operating as it should. You can also ask your technician if a duct cleaning would be helpful.
When it comes to your internal air quality, you can trust the specialists at A&M Heating & Cooling LLC to take good care of you. In addition to helping you keep your HVAC system maintained, we can help you know that 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 520-200-1048 to ensure your home’s air is healthy and fresh.