While many people associate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants out of your home, your internal air quality can have a large impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last couple of years, a rising body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air inside homes and other buildings can be more dangerously polluted than the outdoor air in even the greatest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people devote approximately 90 percent of their time within a home or building. Thus, for a lot of people, the risks to health may be bigger due to more interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our East Bernard homes are full of outdoor allergens like pollen that find their way in out homes, 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 key is already in your home! It’s your HVAC system.
You should realize that your HVAC can be your supporter or your nemesis when it comes to handling your allergies. A dirty system can collect and spread allergens throughout your home, so the solution is to keep your system functioning properly. First and foremost, you must keep your air filters clean. Place a reminder or indicate it on your calendar to inspect them monthly and exchange them out when you see that they’re getting dirty. They’ll normally need to be replaced every two or three months, but this can fluctuate significantly from household to house. You can get filters that span from the most simple level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The specialists at E.B. Air, LLC can help you establish which form of filter will keep your home clean and keep your HVAC operating efficiently.
It’s also crucial to have your system habitually checked by a pro to keep your inside air quality where it should be. On top of inspecting that critical filter, your service expert will clean the central workings of your system and guarantee that everything is running 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 put your faith in the experts at E.B. Air, LLC to take good care of you. On top of helping you keep your HVAC system maintained, 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 979-335-4262 to ensure your home’s air is healthy and fresh.