I am always upset about indoor air pollen levels in our home.
- I suffer from extreme pollen irritations and am legitimately sensitive to dust, pollen, dander and all sorts of contaminants.
If the home isn’t kept extremely clean, I deal with congestion, sore throat, itchy eyep, sneezing and migrainesâ€¦ Vacuuming, dusting and scrubbing with disinfectant are essential however not enough. I need to take constant proactive measures. I know that the heating and cooling plan can be helpful or harmful. The oil furnace and air conditioner both work to filter out allergens! However, if the systems are dirty, they can legitimately spread pollutants throughout the house. I make sure to have the heating and cooling components professionally cleaned every year. A licensed worker services the oil furnace in the fall and the air conditioner in the Springtime, making sure the systems are operating at peak capacity and efficiency before the start of the season. I also make the HVAC duct a priority. The duct plan is responsible for transporting the heated and cooled air to the vents located in every room. If there is a buildup of debris inside the ducts, such as mold, it can be introduced into the breathing air every time the oil furnace or air conditioner starts up. I always ask the Heating and Air Conditioning worker to test the ducts for leaks plus restricted airflow. The duct cleaning process only takes around an hour and makes a large difference in air quality of the home. It also promotes greater heating and cooling efficiency and superior comfort. When the ducts are working correctly, the home remains at a more consistent temperature.