While many people correlate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants out of your home, your internal air quality can have a big impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last few years, a increasing body of scientific evidence has specified that the air inside homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research shows that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time within a home or building. Thus, for most people, the risks to health may be greater due to more interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our Long Island homes are contaminated with outdoor allergens like pollen that find their way indoors, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from ordinary household cleaners 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 foe when it comes to managing your allergies. A dirty system can foster and circulate allergens all over your home, so the answer is to keep your system well maintained. Primarily, you must keep your air filters clean. Place a reminder or mark it on your calendar to inspect them monthly and change them out when you see that they’re getting dirty. They’ll normally need to be exchanged every two or three months, but this can fluctuate significantly from house to household. You can buy filters that range from the most simple level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The specialists at Airmax Long Island Inc can help you decide which type of filter will keep your home clean and keep your HVAC functioning correctly.
It’s also vital to have your system regularly maintained by an expert to keep your interior air quality where it should be. In addition to examining that critical filter, your service specialist will clean the internal workings of your system and guarantee that everything is operating as it should. You can also ask your professional if a duct cleaning would be beneficial.
When it comes to your internal air quality, you can rely on the professionals at Airmax Long Island Inc to take good care of you. In addition to helping you keep your HVAC system up-to-date, we can help you ensure you have the tools you need to take on poor indoor air quality and allergens—like humidifiers and whole home air purifiers. Just give us a call at 631-737-5566 to confirm that your home’s air is healthy and pure.