As many residents in the South can attest, springtime isn’t comfortable for everyone. With pollen and mold counts skyrocketing this time of year, many people in Biloxi and surrounding areas shut themselves indoors to avoid coming down with allergy symptoms. But did you know that allergens can find their way into your home?
Ball Heating and Air Conditioning is here to help you breathe easier in your home this spring. When allergy season is in full swing, you need a team you can rely on to help you stay comfortable in your home. Read on to learn how you can keep your home’s indoor air quality clean this spring and help eliminate common allergens.
Why Does Indoor Air Quality Matter?
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the air in your home can be more polluted than the air outdoors. You may ask yourself how this is possible since your HVAC system contains a filter and you keep a tidy home. The answer is that the air in your heating and cooling system recirculates the air already in your home, and pollutants can enter your house through a number of leaks and cracks.
Pair a dirty filter and leaking windows with the chemicals released from cleaning supplies, second-hand smoke and pet dander and it’s obvious why people suffer from indoor allergies. You may be able to eliminate some of the sources of these allergies from your space, but you won’t be able to get rid of them all by yourself. Reach out to our team to schedule your indoor air quality test and take action again indoor allergens.
How Outdoor Allergies Affect Your Indoor Space
As previously mentioned, outdoor allergens can enter your home through spaces and holes in your exterior walls. Common allergens like pollen and mold spores are so small that they can even enter leaks in your HVAC system and be recirculated. Since there is no such thing as an air-tight home, your indoor air is always at risk of becoming polluted with outdoor allergens. Here is a list of common indoor particulates:
- Tree, grass and flower pollen
- Dust and dust mites
- Pet dander
- Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
- Second-hand smoke
Avoid the negative health impacts of poor indoor air quality by maintaining your HVAC unit and eliminating the sources of common allergens. Make sure you change your air filter regularly and monitor your air vents for signs of leaks and mildew growth. Concerned about your indoor air quality? Reach out to our team to schedule your IAQ test today.
HVAC Maintenance and Your Health
When it comes to your home, it’s easy to take positive steps toward cleaner air this allergy season. Most importantly, change your air filters before they become clogged with debris and particulates. If you can, stay inside in the morning when pollen counts are high. To pinpoint specific sources of your indoor allergies, schedule an IAQ test.
HVAC maintenance plays an important role in keeping your indoor air clean. A dirty cooling system will continuously recirculate pollutants, potentially worsening your allergy symptoms. Even if you regularly change your air filter, your HVAC system also requires maintenance to run cleanly and efficiently.
Contact the team at Ball Heating and Air to schedule your HVAC maintenance appointment.
Breathe Easier with Ball Heating and Air
For Biloxi residents, Spring allergens can wreak havoc on your IAQ. You may experience seasonal allergies without even leaving your home! To help you eliminate airborne pollutants in your space, rely on the professionals at Ball Heating and Air Conditioning. Contact us today!