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 few years, a increasing body of scientific evidence has shown that the air inside homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the biggest and most industrialized cities. Other research says that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time inside. Thus, for a lot of people, the threats to health may be larger due to more exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our Mount Pleasant homes are contaminated with outdoor allergens like pollen that make their way indoors, 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 realize that your HVAC can be your supporter or your nemesis when it comes to handling your allergies. A dirty system can harbor and circulate allergens throughout your home, so the answer is to keep your system operating well. First and foremost, you have to keep your air filters clean. Place a reminder or indicate it on your calendar to check them monthly and swap them out when you see that they’re fairly dirty. They’ll normally need to be exchanged every two or three months, but this can fluctuate considerably from house to house. You can find filters that span from the most simple level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The pros at Olde Towne Heating & Air can help you decide which form of filter will keep your home clean and keep your HVAC running properly.
It’s also important to have your system regularly serviced by a pro to keep your indoor air quality where it should be. On top of inspecting that critical filter, your service specialist will clean the internal workings of your system and make sure that everything is working as it should. You can also ask your specialist if a duct cleaning would be needed.
When it comes to your interior air quality, you can rely on the professionals at Olde Towne Heating & Air to take good care of you. On top of 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 843-485-0967 to ensure your home’s air is healthy and pure.