While many people connect allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants in the air outside your home, your indoor air quality can have a huge impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last few years, a increasing body of scientific evidence has shown that the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the external air in even the biggest and most industrialized cities. Other research says that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time inside. Thus, for most people, the risks to health may be greater due to more exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our Mechanicsburg 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 cleaners 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 worst enemy when it comes to controlling your allergies. A dirty system can collect and circulate allergens all over your home, so the solution is to keep your system well maintained. Above all, you need to keep your air filters clean. Place 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 changed every two or three months, but this can fluctuate greatly from home to house. You can buy filters that span from the most simple level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The pros at H & H Service Company can help you decide which type of filter will keep your home clean and keep your HVAC functioning properly.
It’s also vital to have your system regularly serviced by a professional to keep your indoor air quality where it should be. In addition to inspecting that essential filter, your service technician will clean the inner workings of your system and ensure that everything is running as it should. You can also ask your professional if a duct cleaning would be helpful.
When it comes to your internal air quality, you can put your faith in the professionals at H & H Service Company 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 combat poor indoor air quality and allergens—like humidifiers and whole home air purifiers. Just give us a call at 717-220-4502 to certify that your home’s air is healthy and fresh.