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 big 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 inside homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research says that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time within a home or building. So, for a lot of people, the threats to health may be bigger due to more interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our St. Louis homes are full of outdoor allergens like pollen that force 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 answer is already in your home! It’s your HVAC system.
You should understand that your HVAC can be your supporter or your worst enemy when it comes to controlling your allergies. A dirty system can harbor and circulate allergens throughout your home, so the key is to keep your system operating well. Primarily, you must keep your air filters clean. Place a reminder or mark it on your calendar to check them monthly and swap them out when you see that they’re getting dirty. They’ll normally need to be changed every two or three months, but this can vary greatly from house to household. You can buy filters that vary from the most straightforward level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The specialists at Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating can help you determine which form of filter will keep your home nourishing and keep your HVAC operating properly.
It’s also important to have your system habitually checked by a pro to keep your inside air quality where it should be. On top of inspecting that critical filter, your service expert will clean the inner workings of your system and guarantee that everything is running as it should. You can also ask your professional if a duct cleaning would be beneficial.
When it comes to your internal air quality, you can put your faith in the specialists at Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating to take good care of you. In addition to helping you keep your HVAC system maintained, 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 314-262-4541 to certify that your home’s air is healthy and clean.