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 huge impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last few years, a increasing body of scientific evidence has specified that the air inside homes and other buildings can be more dangerously polluted than the outside air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research says that people devote approximately 90 percent of their time inside. Thus, for most people, the dangers to health may be bigger due to more exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our Naples 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 ordinary household products 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 ally or your foe when it comes to managing your allergies. A dirty system can harbor and distribute allergens all over your home, so the key is to keep your system well maintained. Primarily, you need to keep your air filters clean. Place a reminder or indicate it on your calendar to check them monthly and exchange them out when you see that they’re becoming dirty. They’ll usually need to be replaced every two or three months, but this can fluctuate greatly from household to household. You can find filters that vary from the most straightforward level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The experts at CNR Air Conditioning Inc can help you determine which kind of filter will keep your home clean and keep your HVAC operating efficiently.
It’s also vital to have your system habitually serviced by a pro to keep your interior air quality where it should be. As well as examining that critical filter, your service technician will clean the central workings of your system and guarantee that everything is operating as it should. You can also ask your technician if a duct cleaning would be beneficial.
When it comes to your indoor air quality, you can rely on the professionals at CNR Air Conditioning Inc to take good care of you. In addition to helping you keep your HVAC system up-to-date, we can help you make sure 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 239-241-5318 to certify that your home’s air is healthy and clean.