While many people associate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants outside your home, your internal air quality can have a big impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last several years, a growing body of scientific evidence has shown that the air inside homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the biggest and most industrialized cities. Other research shows that people fill approximately 90 percent of their time within a home or building. Thus, for many people, the dangers to health may be bigger due to more interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our Chadron homes are polluted by outdoor allergens like pollen that find their way indoors, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from everyday household products 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 nemesis when it comes to managing your allergies. A dirty system can foster and circulate allergens all over your home, so the solution is to keep your system well maintained. Above all, you must keep your air filters clean. Establish a reminder or indicate it on your calendar to look at them monthly and change them out when you see that they’re getting dirty. They’ll usually need to be changed every two or three months, but this can fluctuate considerably from household to household. You can buy filters that span from the most straightforward level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The pros at MPC Heating & Cooling can help you decide which type of filter will keep your home clean and keep your HVAC operating properly.
It’s also crucial to have your system regularly checked by a professional to keep your indoor air quality where it should be. On top of examining that critical filter, your service expert will clean the internal workings of your system and make sure that everything is working as it should. You can also ask your specialist if a duct cleaning would be beneficial.
When it comes to your interior air quality, you can rely on the specialists at MPC Heating & Cooling to take good care of you. On top of helping you keep your HVAC system operating, we can help you make sure 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 308-832-4321 to certify that your home’s air is healthy and clean.