While many people correlate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants outside your home, your interior air quality can have a large impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last several years, a rising body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air inside homes and other buildings can be more critically polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time within a home or building. Therefore, for many people, the risks to health may be greater due to more exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our Newark homes are polluted by outdoor allergens like pollen that force their way in out homes, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from ordinary 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 realize that your HVAC can be your best friend or your foe when it comes to handling your allergies. A dirty system can harbor and distribute allergens around your home, so the solution is to keep your system functioning properly. Primarily, you have to keep your air filters clean. Place a reminder or set it on your calendar to check them monthly and change them out when you see that they’re getting dirty. They’ll usually need to be replaced every two or three months, but this can vary considerably from house to house. You can buy filters that vary from the most basic level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The pros at Luikart Heating & Cooling can help you decide which type of filter will keep your home nourishing and keep your HVAC running efficiently.
It’s also vital to have your system regularly checked by a professional to keep your interior air quality where it should be. As well as checking that essential filter, your service technician will clean the inner workings of your system and guarantee that everything is working as it should. You can also ask your technician if a duct cleaning would be beneficial.
When it comes to your indoor air quality, you can rely on the experts at Luikart Heating & Cooling to take good care of you. Besides helping you keep your HVAC system maintained, 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 740-200-5591 to certify that your home’s air is healthy and pure.