While many people connect allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants out of your home, your interior 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 specified that the air in homes and other buildings can be more critically polluted than the outdoor air in even the biggest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people devote approximately 90 percent of their time inside. So, for a lot of people, the dangers to health may be greater due to more interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our Savage homes are contaminated with outdoor allergens like pollen that force their way inside, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from everyday 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 harbor and circulate allergens all over your home, so the key is to keep your system well maintained. Above all, you must keep your air filters clean. Place a reminder or mark it on your calendar to check them monthly and swap them out when you see that they’re becoming dirty. They’ll normally need to be replaced every two or three months, but this can differ greatly from house to home. You can buy filters that range from the most straightforward level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The experts at Gopher Heating and Air Conditioning can help you establish which form of filter will keep your home clean and keep your HVAC operating efficiently.
It’s also important to have your system habitually maintained by an expert to keep your inside air quality where it should be. In addition to examining that essential filter, your service technician will clean the inner workings of your system and make sure that everything is working as it should. You can also ask your technician if a duct cleaning would be needed.
When it comes to your indoor air quality, you can rely on the specialists at Gopher Heating and Air Conditioning to take good care of you. Besides helping you keep your HVAC system maintained, 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 952-373-0377 to certify that your home’s air is healthy and clean.