One of the best things you can do to help your allergies is maintain good indoor air quality in your home.
From fatigue, to asthma, to a weakened immune system and illness, those with allergies know how much being exposed to allergens can disrupt your life. In fact, if you wake up every morning feeling more tired than you went to bed, cough in the night, or have congestion, you could have allergies that you may not be aware of.
If you have allergies, reaching out to your St. Louis HVAC technician should be one of your first moves. Even for those in your home who don’t have allergies, poor indoor air quality could be having a huge impact on their health.
How an HVAC Technician can Help
Here are a few ways your St. Louis HVAC technician can help:
- Advanced Systems – Did you know that because of dust, mold, and pollen, pollution levels are usually higher indoors than outside? For those with asthma, allergies, or a weakened immune system, especially young children or the elderly, maintaining your indoor air quality is of the utmost importance to overall health.Your trained HVAC technician can help you design the best HVAC system for your health needs. Those in humid climates may want to have a dehumidifying system installed to prevent mold, while those with pets will want the best air and furnace filters on the market. Your HVAC technician can even install a state of the art air purification system in your air ducts.
- Regular Maintenance – Your HVAC system needs to be maintained on a regular basis, especially if you have allergies. At least once a year, you’re going to want to have your entire system maintained and your air quality checked. You also need to change your filters every 1-3 months, depending on how many people and pets live in your home. Dirty filters actually force your HVAC system to work harder, costing you extra money every month in your heating and electric bills. Regular maintenance, like vacuuming your vents and registers, will not only make a world of difference to your allergies, it will also ensure that your HVAC is working smoothly, saving you money and reducing your carbon footprint.
- Mold Checks – Certain kinds of mold are toxic to humans, even if you don’t suffer from allergies. Mold is a common, but sometimes deadly problem that you’ll want to stay on top of if you have allergies. After the rainy season, you should always have your HVAC ducts tested for mold. In rooms that collect humidity, like the bathroom, leave doors open and fans on to release the humidity that mold loves. Mold growth is usually indicative of a moisture problem, so a mold inspection can also help you pinpoint larger problems in your home, like water damage.
Allergies can have a huge negative impact on your physical and mental health, so if you are suffering, don’t ignore them. One of the best things you can do to help your allergies is maintain good indoor air quality and your HVAC technician might just be your best friend on this front.
Indoor Air Quality – St. Louis HVAC
At Thomas Hoffmann Air Conditioning & Heating LLC, we are a full service residential heating and air conditioning company in St. Louis. With over 30 years of experience, and with a master technician and mechanical engineer as our owner, we can replace, repair, and provide maintenance for your home’s HVAC system.
Call us today at (314) 471-7625 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your appointment.