While many people connect allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants 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 specified 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 indicates that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time inside. So, for a lot of people, the dangers to health may be larger due to more exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our Haines City homes are polluted by outdoor allergens like pollen that make their way indoors, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from ordinary 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 realize that your HVAC can be your ally or your nemesis when it comes to handling your allergies. A dirty system can foster and distribute allergens all over your home, so the key is to keep your system functioning properly. First and foremost, you need to keep your air filters clean. Place a reminder or mark it on your calendar to check them monthly and exchange them out when you see that they’re becoming dirty. They’ll typically need to be replaced every two or three months, but this can fluctuate greatly from household to home. You can find filters that span from the most simple level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The experts at Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. can help you determine which kind of filter will keep your home healthy and keep your HVAC functioning properly.
It’s also crucial to have your system regularly serviced by an expert to keep your inside air quality where it should be. On top of checking that all-important filter, your service expert will clean the inner workings of your system and guarantee that everything is running as it should. You can also ask your specialist if a duct cleaning would be helpful.
When it comes to your internal air quality, you can trust the experts at Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. to take good care of you. Besides helping you keep your HVAC system operating, 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 863-216-2923 to certify that your home’s air is healthy and pure.