While many people associate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants out of your home, your internal air quality can have a huge impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last couple of years, a rising body of scientific evidence has shown that the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the external air in even the biggest and most industrialized cities. Other research shows that people devote approximately 90 percent of their time within a home or building. So, for a lot of people, the risks to health may be greater due to more exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our Manassas homes are full of outdoor allergens like pollen that make 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 key is already in your home! It’s your HVAC system.
You should understand that your HVAC can be your ally or your foe when it comes to controlling your allergies. A dirty system can foster and distribute allergens all over your home, so the key is to keep your system well maintained. Above all, you need to keep your air filters clean. Establish a reminder or set it on your calendar to inspect them monthly and exchange them out when you see that they’re fairly dirty. They’ll usually need to be replaced every two or three months, but this can vary significantly from house to home. You can buy filters that vary from the most simple level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The pros at Woody's Sudden Service Inc can help you determine which form of filter will keep your home clean and keep your HVAC running properly.
It’s also vital to have your system routinely maintained by a pro to keep your indoor air quality where it should be. On top of checking that essential filter, your service specialist will clean the central 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 needed.
When it comes to your interior air quality, you can rely on the specialists at Woody's Sudden Service Inc 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 fight poor indoor air quality and allergens—like humidifiers and whole home air purifiers. Just give us a call at 703-278-2036 to certify that your home’s air is healthy and fresh.