Protecting indoor air quality

I’ve suffered from severe allergies since childhood.

I’m allergic to dairy products, nuts, dander, dust, pollen and just about anything that crawls, flies or floats in the air. Because of this, keeping a clean living environment is extremely important to me. I don’t want to deal with the headaches, coughing, sneezing, congestion, sore throat and sinus pressure that are all part of my allergy symptoms. I’ve found that I need to be proactive in order to feel healthy. I make sure to replace the air filters in the furnace and air conditioner every month. It doesn’t matter if the unit is working its hardest or sitting idle. Either way, contaminants steadily become trapped and gradually clog the filter. The purpose of the filter is to protect the heating and cooling system from the infiltration of debris. Once the filter is blocked, particles and pathogens manage to get inside the inner workings. When the furnace or air conditioner starts up, it then spreads these pollutants throughout the house and compromises my level of health. I’ve enrolled in a maintenance contract with a local HVAC contractor that includes a service call in the fall and the spring. The technician takes apart, cleans and tunes all the different components of the furnace and air conditioner. He also sets the performance of the duct system. He checks for any accumulation of debris as well as holes or leaks at the seams. Because of these efforts, I can be sure that the heating and cooling system is contributing to rather than detracting from the integrity of indoor air quality. Going a step further, I’ve also invested in a whole-home air purifier.

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