While many people connect allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants in the air outside your home, your internal air quality can have a large impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last couple of years, a rising body of scientific evidence has specified that the air inside homes and other buildings can be more critically polluted than the outdoor air in even the greatest and most industrialized cities. Other research shows that people fill approximately 90 percent of their time inside. So, for a lot of people, the threats to health may be larger due to more interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our Buellton homes are contaminated with outdoor allergens like pollen that make their way in out homes, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from ordinary household products 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 supporter or your foe when it comes to controlling your allergies. A dirty system can harbor and distribute allergens around your home, so the answer is to keep your system operating well. Above all, you need to keep your air filters clean. Place a reminder or mark it on your calendar to look at them monthly and swap them out when you see that they’re fairly dirty. They’ll normally need to be replaced every two or three months, but this can fluctuate greatly from household to house. You can find filters that span from the most basic level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The specialists at Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning can help you decide which type of filter will keep your home healthy and keep your HVAC running correctly.
It’s also important to have your system habitually serviced by a professional to keep your inside air quality where it should be. On top of examining that essential filter, your service expert will clean the inner workings of your system and ensure that everything is working as it should. You can also ask your specialist if a duct cleaning would be helpful.
When it comes to your indoor air quality, you can trust the professionals at Allstar Heating & 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 805-242-9638 to confirm that your home’s air is healthy and clean.