While many people associate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants out of your home, your indoor air quality can have a large impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last couple of years, a growing body of scientific evidence has indicated 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 indicates that people devote approximately 90 percent of their time within a home or building. Thus, for a lot of people, the threats to health may be bigger due to more contact with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our West Valley City 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 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 supporter or your worst enemy when it comes to managing your allergies. A dirty system can collect and spread allergens all over your home, so the solution is to keep your system operating well. First and foremost, you need to keep your air filters clean. Place a reminder or indicate it on your calendar to look at them monthly and change them out when you see that they’re fairly dirty. They’ll normally need to be exchanged every two or three months, but this can fluctuate significantly from house to home. You can find filters that vary from the most straightforward level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The specialists at Select Comfort Systems Heating & Air Conditioning can help you decide which type of filter will keep your home clean and keep your HVAC functioning correctly.
It’s also important to have your system regularly checked by a pro to keep your inside air quality where it should be. On top of checking that essential filter, your service technician will clean the inner workings of your system and guarantee that everything is working as it should. You can also ask your technician if a duct cleaning would be beneficial.
When it comes to your interior air quality, you can rely on the experts at Select Comfort Systems Heating & Air Conditioning 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 take on poor indoor air quality and allergens—like humidifiers and whole home air purifiers. Just give us a call at 801-305-4777 to ensure your home’s air is healthy and clean.