While many people correlate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants out of your home, your interior 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 shown that the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outside air in even the biggest and most industrialized cities. Other research shows that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time within a home or building. Thus, for many people, the threats to health may be larger due to more contact with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our Hasbrouck Heights homes are contaminated with outdoor allergens like pollen that force their way inside, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from everyday household products and more. So, what can you do about it? The answer is already in your home! It’s your HVAC system.
You should know that your HVAC can be your supporter or your foe when it comes to managing your allergies. A dirty system can collect and spread allergens around 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 set it on your calendar to look at them monthly and swap them out when you see that they’re becoming dirty. They’ll normally need to be exchanged every two or three months, but this can vary significantly from home to house. You can find filters that span from the most basic level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The experts at ACE Solutions can help you establish which type of filter will keep your home clean and keep your HVAC operating properly.
It’s also vital to have your system regularly serviced by an expert to keep your interior air quality where it should be. As well as inspecting that essential filter, your service technician will clean the inner workings of your system and make sure that everything is operating as it should. You can also ask your professional if a duct cleaning would be beneficial.
When it comes to your interior air quality, you can rely on the specialists at ACE Solutions to take good care of you. In addition to helping you keep your HVAC system operating, 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 201-579-2562 to confirm that your home’s air is healthy and fresh.