If you’re experiencing flares in allergy symptoms throughout the year, the pollen accumulation from outside may not be the only culprit. Inside your home, the collection of dust, pet hair and mold can likely be the cause of your runny nose. Air duct cleaning, air filter replacement and air purifiers are just a few ways to improve your indoor air quality and cut down on household allergens.
Your air ducts are a prime spot for dirt and debris buildup due to the air ducts recirculating air from your home’s HVAC system. Visible dust on your vents is a sign you may need duct cleaning. If you’re suspicious of odors and your home has insulated air ducts, your insulation may have developed mold. Damp climates and leaks in air ducts can cause mold to form in and around the pipe. Duct cleaning services, duct replacement and duct sealing are simple fixes that can help keep your allergens down and are your air quality up.
Air filter replacement is essential to improving your home’s air quality. Clogged filters, due to dust and dirt, won’t work properly and will reduce your home’s air quality. Factors such as pets, home size, how often your AC is running and air pollution levels are indicators for how often you should be replacing your air filter. Higher-quality filters and regular replacement is particularly necessary for those who suffer from moderate to severe household allergies.
Allergy sufferers tend to be more susceptible to harmful air quality. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the contaminants inside your home are about two to five times worse than outside. Breathing in these harmful particles can take a toll on your health. An air purification system uses filters and fans to trap unwanted pollutants and push out clean air into your home.
At Mendez Air Conditioning and Heating, we specialize in duct cleaning and replacement services. Our goal is to improve your HVAC quality to help give you a breath of fresh air. Give us a call today!