While many people connect allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants out of 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 increasing body of scientific evidence has specified that the air inside homes and other buildings can be more critically polluted than the outside air in even the biggest and most industrialized cities. Other research shows that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time within a home or building. So, for most people, the threats to health may be greater due to more contact with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our Northglenn homes are contaminated with outdoor allergens like pollen that make their way inside, 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 understand that your HVAC can be your ally or your nemesis when it comes to controlling 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 must keep your air filters clean. Place a reminder or indicate it on your calendar to look at 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 house to home. You can buy filters that range from the most basic level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The specialists at Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. can help you establish which kind of filter will keep your home clean and keep your HVAC running correctly.
It’s also crucial to have your system regularly maintained by an expert to keep your indoor air quality where it should be. On top of inspecting that essential 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 helpful.
When it comes to your indoor air quality, you can put your faith in the professionals at Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, 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 fight poor indoor air quality and allergens—like humidifiers and whole home air purifiers. Just give us a call at 303-452-4146 to confirm that your home’s air is healthy and clean.