Did you know, there is a direct connection between indoor air quality and allergies? If you have a central air conditioning unit, the air in your home is recirculated by it. According to the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology, “common indoor allergens in U.S. households include dust mites, pet dander, mold, and cockroaches.”
Additionally, there is a laundry list of other potential allergens that could potentially be lurking inside your home like rodents, pollen, houseplants, and even certain fabrics that can cause allergic reactions in people. When these things are common in your home, they can have an enormous impact on indoor air quality, which may be contributing to your allergies. Symptoms of allergic reactions to indoor allergens can only be prevented to the extent that the allergens can be avoided or removed from the home. Luckily, there are a few easy things you can do to work toward creating a healthier indoor environment.
Replacing your air filters between maintenance servicing, is an easy way to preserve your HVAC system and reduce some airborne allergens. Dirty air filters fail to stop the allergens, dust and other outdoor irritants from mixing into your home’s air supply. Furthermore, your HVAC system can actually get mildew and mold buildup on it. When this happens there is a possibility that those contaminants can end up in your indoor air while the air conditioner is running. This is why it is crucial that you are changing your air filters out regularly. By changing your air filters frequently and scheduling maintenance and inspection of your current AC unit, you can help improve the quality of your indoor air.
Doing some research online will help you to select a good air filter for your home. To take the guesswork out of which filter is best, it is recommended that you consult your AC professional during your next routine maintenance visit to ensure you are using the best air filter for you and your family.
Aside from changing your indoor air filters often, it is extremely important especially if you or a family member suffer from allergies, to schedule yearly AC maintenance. Aside from affecting your health, dirty HVAC equipment and dusty ducts can also make a visual impact on your home. If you start to notice visible dust build up around your air vents, it is a sign that you need to schedule AC maintenance. Replacing central air conditioning systems and proper maintenance of your AC often results in an improvement in the air quality, thus reducing the source of some allergens and irritants throughout your home.
If you choose to install a new air conditioning unit, or simply want to schedule an AC maintenance appointment, contact an HVAC specialist. For AC service designed to improve your home’s indoor air quality that may be contributing to your allergies, call Mason Air Conditioning and Heating today at 727-433-9853 or contact us online to learn more about our range of offers and services.