While many people connect 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 couple of years, a rising body of scientific evidence has shown that the air in homes and other buildings can be more dangerously polluted than the outdoor air in even the greatest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people fill approximately 90 percent of their time within a home or building. Thus, for a lot of people, the risks to health may be larger due to more contact with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our Muskogee homes are full of outdoor allergens like pollen that make their way in out homes, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from average 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 know that your HVAC can be your best friend or your foe when it comes to managing your allergies. A dirty system can foster and circulate allergens all over your home, so the answer is to keep your system functioning properly. Primarily, you must keep your air filters clean. Establish a reminder or indicate it on your calendar to check them monthly and swap them out when you see that they’re getting dirty. They’ll normally need to be replaced every two or three months, but this can vary greatly from home to home. You can find filters that range from the most straightforward level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The pros at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. can help you decide which type of filter will keep your home healthy and keep your HVAC running efficiently.
It’s also crucial to have your system habitually checked by an expert to keep your inside air quality where it should be. On top of inspecting that critical filter, your service expert will clean the central workings of your system and guarantee that everything is running 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 trust the specialists at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. to take good care of you. Besides 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 918-682-8238 to ensure your home’s air is healthy and clean.