While many people connect allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants in the air outside your home, your indoor air quality can have a huge impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last several years, a increasing 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 greatest and most industrialized cities. Other research shows that people fill approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Therefore, for a lot of people, the dangers to health may be bigger due to more contact with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our Tuscaloosa homes are polluted by outdoor allergens like pollen that force their way indoors, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from ordinary 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 understand that your HVAC can be your best friend or your worst enemy when it comes to handling your allergies. A dirty system can harbor and distribute allergens throughout your home, so the solution is to keep your system well maintained. Above all, you have to keep your air filters clean. Establish a reminder or indicate it on your calendar to inspect them monthly and swap them out when you see that they’re fairly dirty. They’ll typically need to be exchanged every two or three months, but this can vary greatly from household to household. You can buy filters that span from the most basic level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The experts at KDM Service Corporation can help you decide which kind of filter will keep your home nourishing and keep your HVAC running efficiently.
It’s also important to have your system regularly checked by a professional to keep your interior air quality where it should be. As well as examining that essential filter, your service technician 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 needed.
When it comes to your interior air quality, you can put your faith in the experts at KDM Service Corporation 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 205-208-8090 to certify that your home’s air is healthy and fresh.