While many people associate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants in the air outside your home, your indoor air quality can have a big impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last couple of years, a growing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air in homes and other buildings can be more dangerously polluted than the external air in even the greatest and most industrialized cities. Other research says that people devote approximately 90 percent of their time within a home or building. So, for a lot of people, the dangers to health may be bigger due to more contact with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our Wharton homes are polluted by outdoor allergens like pollen that find their way inside, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from average household cleaners 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 nemesis when it comes to handling your allergies. A dirty system can foster and spread allergens all over your home, so the solution is to keep your system operating well. Above all, you must keep your air filters clean. Place a reminder or set it on your calendar to check them monthly and exchange them out when you see that they’re becoming dirty. They’ll typically need to be exchanged every two or three months, but this can vary significantly from home to home. You can find filters that span from the most basic level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The specialists at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating can help you determine which form of filter will keep your home healthy and keep your HVAC running properly.
It’s also important to have your system routinely serviced by a pro to keep your interior air quality where it should be. In addition to checking that all-important filter, your service expert will clean the central workings of your system and ensure that everything is running 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 put your faith in the professionals at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating to take good care of you. In addition to 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 979-323-6130 to confirm that your home’s air is healthy and clean.