While many people correlate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants outside your home, your indoor air quality can have a large impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last few years, a rising body of scientific evidence has shown that the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research shows that people fill approximately 90 percent of their time within a home or building. So, for most people, the risks to health may be bigger due to more exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our Siloam Springs 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 everyday household cleansers 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 nemesis when it comes to handling your allergies. A dirty system can collect and circulate allergens around your home, so the solution is to keep your system well maintained. Primarily, you have to keep your air filters clean. Establish a reminder or indicate it on your calendar to look at them monthly and exchange them out when you see that they’re becoming dirty. They’ll normally need to be exchanged every two or three months, but this can fluctuate greatly from house to house. You can buy filters that range from the most straightforward level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The specialists at Siloam Springs Heating & AC can help you decide which form of filter will keep your home clean and keep your HVAC operating efficiently.
It’s also crucial to have your system habitually serviced by an expert to keep your inside air quality where it should be. In addition to examining that all-important filter, your service expert will clean the internal workings of your system and ensure that everything is working as it should. You can also ask your technician if a duct cleaning would be beneficial.
When it comes to your internal air quality, you can rely on the professionals at Siloam Springs Heating & AC 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 479-308-8176 to certify that your home’s air is healthy and clean.