While many people associate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants outside 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 in homes and other buildings can be more dangerously polluted than the outdoor air in even the biggest and most industrialized cities. Other research says that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Thus, for most people, the dangers to health may be larger due to more interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our Mobile homes are polluted by outdoor allergens like pollen that force their way indoors, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from average household products and more. So, what can you do about it? The solution is already in your home! It’s your HVAC system.
You should understand that your HVAC can be your best friend or your nemesis when it comes to handling your allergies. A dirty system can foster and spread allergens all over your home, so the key is to keep your system operating well. First and foremost, you need to keep your air filters clean. Place a reminder or indicate it on your calendar to check them monthly and change them out when you see that they’re becoming dirty. They’ll normally need to be exchanged every two or three months, but this can differ greatly from household to household. You can get filters that range from the most simple level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The pros at Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc can help you decide which kind of filter will keep your home nourishing and keep your HVAC running correctly.
It’s also crucial to have your system habitually checked by an expert to keep your indoor air quality where it should be. On top of examining that all-important 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 technician if a duct cleaning would be beneficial.
When it comes to your interior air quality, you can put your faith in the professionals at Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc to take good care of you. On top of helping you keep your HVAC system up-to-date, 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 251-471-2674 to certify that your home’s air is healthy and clean.