While many people associate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants outside your home, your interior air quality can have a huge impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last several years, a increasing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the external air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research shows that people fill approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. So, for many people, the threats to health may be greater due to more interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our Naples homes are full of outdoor allergens like pollen that make their way inside, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from ordinary 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 know that your HVAC can be your supporter or your worst enemy when it comes to handling your allergies. A dirty system can foster and circulate allergens all over your home, so the answer is to keep your system well maintained. Primarily, you have to keep your air filters clean. Set a reminder or indicate it on your calendar to inspect them monthly and exchange them out when you see that they’re getting dirty. They’ll normally need to be exchanged every two or three months, but this can differ significantly from home to house. You can get filters that range from the most basic level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The experts at Speedy Air Conditioning can help you decide which form of filter will keep your home nourishing and keep your HVAC functioning efficiently.
It’s also important to have your system routinely serviced by a pro to keep your inside air quality where it should be. In addition to examining that all-important filter, your service expert will clean the central 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 helpful.
When it comes to your internal air quality, you can rely on the experts at Speedy Air Conditioning to take good care of you. On top of 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 239-244-3439 to confirm that your home’s air is healthy and clean.