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 couple of years, a increasing body of scientific evidence has specified that the air in homes and other buildings can be more dangerously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time inside. Therefore, for many people, the dangers to health may be greater due to more contact with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our Shreveport homes are full of outdoor allergens like pollen that find their way in out homes, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from everyday 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 ally or your worst enemy when it comes to managing your allergies. A dirty system can collect and spread allergens around your home, so the key is to keep your system operating well. Primarily, you have to keep your air filters clean. Establish a reminder or set it on your calendar to check them monthly and change them out when you see that they’re becoming dirty. They’ll usually need to be exchanged every two or three months, but this can differ considerably from home to home. You can get filters that span from the most straightforward level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The pros at Moon's Air can help you determine which type of filter will keep your home healthy and keep your HVAC operating correctly.
It’s also vital to have your system habitually serviced by a professional to keep your indoor air quality where it should be. As well as checking that essential filter, your service technician will clean the inner workings of your system and make sure that everything is working as it should. You can also ask your technician if a duct cleaning would be helpful.
When it comes to your interior air quality, you can rely on the specialists at Moon's Air to take good care of you. Besides helping you keep your HVAC system maintained, we can help you ensure you have the tools you need to take on poor indoor air quality and allergens—like humidifiers and whole home air purifiers. Just give us a call at 318-215-7938 to certify that your home’s air is healthy and clean.