While many people connect allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants in the air outside your home, your interior air quality can have a huge impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last few years, a rising body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air in homes and other buildings can be more critically polluted than the outdoor air in even the greatest and most industrialized cities. Other research says that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Thus, for a lot of people, the threats to health may be larger due to more interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our Omaha 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 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 ally or your worst enemy when it comes to managing your allergies. A dirty system can collect and circulate allergens all over your home, so the answer is to keep your system well maintained. Above all, you have to keep your air filters clean. Establish a reminder or mark it on your calendar to check them monthly and swap 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 vary significantly from house to home. You can find filters that range from the most simple level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The experts at The Frazier Company can help you decide which form of filter will keep your home healthy and keep your HVAC running correctly.
It’s also vital to have your system regularly maintained by an expert to keep your inside air quality where it should be. As well as checking that essential filter, your service specialist will clean the inner 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 needed.
When it comes to your internal air quality, you can trust the experts at The Frazier Company 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 fight poor indoor air quality and allergens—like humidifiers and whole home air purifiers. Just give us a call at 402-628-0206 to confirm that your home’s air is healthy and pure.