While many people associate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants in the air outside your home, your internal air quality can have a huge impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last few years, a growing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air within homes and other buildings can be more dangerously polluted than the external air in even the greatest and most industrialized cities. Other research says that people devote approximately 90 percent of their time within a home or building. Therefore, for most people, the risks to health may be larger due to more interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our Rock Hill 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 average 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 understand that your HVAC can be your ally or your foe when it comes to handling your allergies. A dirty system can collect and distribute allergens all over your home, so the key is to keep your system operating well. Above all, you need to keep your air filters clean. Establish a reminder or set it on your calendar to check them monthly and change them out when you see that they’re fairly dirty. They’ll normally need to be changed every two or three months, but this can differ significantly from house to house. You can buy filters that span from the most straightforward level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The experts at US Air Heating and Cooling can help you decide which type of filter will keep your home healthy and keep your HVAC operating efficiently.
It’s also vital to have your system routinely maintained by a pro to keep your indoor air quality where it should be. On top of checking that essential filter, your service expert will clean the inner workings of your system and guarantee that everything is working as it should. You can also ask your technician if a duct cleaning would be needed.
When it comes to your indoor air quality, you can put your faith in the professionals at US Air Heating and Cooling to take good care of you. On top of helping you keep your HVAC system maintained, we can help you ensure 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 803-220-0761 to confirm that your home’s air is healthy and fresh.