While many people correlate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants out of your home, your indoor air quality can have a large impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last couple of years, a increasing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air inside homes and other buildings can be more dangerously polluted than the outside air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research says that people devote approximately 90 percent of their time within a home or building. So, for a lot of people, the dangers to health may be larger due to more contact with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our Phoenix 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 everyday household products 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 best friend or your nemesis when it comes to managing your allergies. A dirty system can foster and circulate allergens around your home, so the key is to keep your system functioning properly. Above all, you must keep your air filters clean. Set a reminder or set it on your calendar to check them monthly and exchange them out when you see that they’re fairly dirty. They’ll normally need to be replaced every two or three months, but this can vary greatly from home to house. You can find filters that span from the most straightforward level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The specialists at Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc can help you establish which form of filter will keep your home clean and keep your HVAC operating efficiently.
It’s also vital to have your system routinely checked by a pro to keep your inside air quality where it should be. As well as inspecting that critical filter, your service expert will clean the inner workings of your system and ensure that everything is operating as it should. You can also ask your technician if a duct cleaning would be needed.
When it comes to your internal air quality, you can trust the professionals at Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc to take good care of you. In addition to helping you keep your HVAC system operating, 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 602-832-7808 to ensure your home’s air is healthy and pure.