Many people think that dust and allergies are a part of life, but they don't have to be. There are simple steps you can take to make your home allergen-free. For instance, getting your air ducts professionally cleaned can remove a substantial amount of allergens from your home. Dust and allergens tend to collect in air ducts and filters. Every time you use your HVAC system, dust and allergens can float throughout the air.
Allergens Impact Health
If allergens aren't removed from the home, everyone in the home, including animals, inhales them. However, this is just one way allergens enter the body. Many people don't have strong immune systems. This makes them susceptible to allergens. While allergens don't make you sick directly, they make you feel sick. Your energy levels decrease when you're exposed to a variety of allergens because your body becomes hyper-vigilant at eradicating them, as harmless as they are.
The problem with this is that it makes you more susceptible to sicknesses because your immune system has taken a hit. However, the problem is worse than this as you can experience rashes, infections, sinus issues, and asthma flair-ups. In addition, a weak immune system that attacks allergens in the body becomes weaker from fighting them and reacts more negatively to the same allergens. It can turn into a vicious cycle. The sad reality is that most people are unaware of why they feel tired all the time.
HVAC Maintenance Helps to Keep the Home Allergen-free
Regular HVAC maintenance ensures your home remains cleaner. The most alarming aspect of air pollution is that it is often worse inside your home than outside of your home. This can be due to areas of the home that are known to harbor allergens, but it is often due to poor air ventilation. Good air ventilation helps to remove allergens from the home. In humid climates, like Alabama, homes are more susceptible to mold. Mold can cause several health issues. Air ventilation helps to keep the home dryer and less susceptible to mold.
Another consideration to make is your HVAC filter. It is wise to change out your filter twice a year and more often if it needs it. Not all filters are of the same quality either. Those with a higher minimum efficiency reporting value trap more particles that can make their way into your home.
At Aire Serv of Huntsville, we care about your health and your home. Give us a call to improve your home's indoor air quality, or schedule an appointment by clicking here.