While many people correlate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants out of your home, your internal air quality can have a large impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last few years, a rising body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air within homes and other buildings can be more dangerously 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 within a home or building. Thus, for many people, the threats to health may be larger due to more contact with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our Georgetown homes are contaminated with outdoor allergens like pollen that force their way indoors, 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 answer is already in your home! It’s your HVAC system.
You should understand that your HVAC can be your supporter or your foe when it comes to controlling your allergies. A dirty system can collect and distribute allergens all over your home, so the answer is to keep your system operating well. First and foremost, you must keep your air filters clean. Establish a reminder or mark it on your calendar to inspect them monthly and exchange them out when you see that they’re fairly dirty. They’ll usually need to be exchanged every two or three months, but this can fluctuate considerably from home to home. You can find filters that vary from the most basic level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The pros at Miller Climate Control LLC can help you decide which kind of filter will keep your home healthy and keep your HVAC running efficiently.
It’s also important to have your system habitually maintained by a professional to keep your indoor air quality where it should be. On top of inspecting that essential filter, your service technician 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 indoor air quality, you can put your faith in the specialists at Miller Climate Control LLC to take good care of you. Besides helping you keep your HVAC system operating, we can help you make sure 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 512-937-2001 to confirm that your home’s air is healthy and clean.