While many people associate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants in the air outside your home, your internal air quality can have a huge 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 dangerously polluted than the outside air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research says that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time inside. So, for a lot of people, the threats to health may be larger due to more contact with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our Murrieta 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 cleaners and more. So, what can you do about it? The solution is already in your home! It’s your HVAC system.
You should know that your HVAC can be your best friend or your worst enemy when it comes to handling your allergies. A dirty system can foster and spread allergens around your home, so the answer is to keep your system well maintained. First and foremost, you need to keep your air filters clean. Place a reminder or indicate it on your calendar to inspect them monthly and change them out when you see that they’re becoming dirty. They’ll usually need to be exchanged every two or three months, but this can differ significantly from household to home. You can find filters that range from the most simple level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The experts at Cool Air Solutions can help you establish which type of filter will keep your home healthy and keep your HVAC operating efficiently.
It’s also important to have your system habitually maintained by a professional to keep your interior air quality where it should be. In addition to checking that essential filter, your service technician will clean the inner workings of your system and ensure that everything is working 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 Cool Air Solutions 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 combat poor indoor air quality and allergens—like humidifiers and whole home air purifiers. Just give us a call at 951-299-9853 to confirm that your home’s air is healthy and fresh.