While many people correlate 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 growing body of scientific evidence has shown that the air inside homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the external air in even the biggest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people fill approximately 90 percent of their time inside. Therefore, for a lot of people, the risks to health may be bigger due to more exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our Greensburg homes are polluted by outdoor allergens like pollen that make their way in out homes, 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 key is already in your home! It’s your HVAC system.
You should know that your HVAC can be your ally or your nemesis when it comes to handling your allergies. A dirty system can harbor and circulate allergens throughout your home, so the key is to keep your system functioning properly. Above all, you have to keep your air filters clean. Set a reminder or mark it on your calendar to look at them monthly and change them out when you see that they’re getting dirty. They’ll usually need to be changed every two or three months, but this can fluctuate greatly from house to household. You can find filters that span from the most simple level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The specialists at Wallpe Heating & Cooling can help you decide which type of filter will keep your home nourishing and keep your HVAC functioning properly.
It’s also vital to have your system regularly serviced by an expert to keep your interior air quality where it should be. In addition to inspecting that essential filter, your service expert will clean the internal workings of your system and make sure that everything is running as it should. You can also ask your professional if a duct cleaning would be needed.
When it comes to your internal air quality, you can trust the experts at Wallpe Heating & Cooling to take good care of you. In addition to helping you keep your HVAC system maintained, we can help you ensure you have the tools you need to take on poor indoor air quality and allergens—like humidifiers and whole home air purifiers. Just give us a call at 812-663-7252 to certify that your home’s air is healthy and fresh.