Bedford, NH Homeowner Suffers from Sinus Problems at Home
Poor indoor air quality can have a significant impact on health, ranging from a stuffy nose to sinus pressure and headaches. Microscopic allergens circulating through the air are often to blame. These include dust mites, pet dander and mold spores. The HVAC system can filter out many of these irritants, but must be properly maintained and cleaned in order to do so effectively.
A homeowner in Bedford was suffering from cold-like symptoms that would not go away. He suspected that it may be an allergen in the home.
Cold-Like Symptoms Can Indicate Poor Air Quality
Regardless of how frequently you clean and disinfectant the home, there are bound to be allergens in the air. These microscopic contaminants can irritate the nose and throat of anyone living in the home, resulting in symptoms not unlike a cold. When the symptoms linger and are worse after time spent at home, it will often help to address the air quality.
HVAC Unit Needs Regular Cleaning
Central air-conditioning can exacerbate the poor indoor air quality if the unit has not been properly cleaned and maintained prior to the season. Everything from a dirty, unchanged air filter on the unit to ductwork that has settled dust and pet dander can cause the indoor air quality to decline. When the air conditioning turns on, an already dirty filter is not able to catch these pollutants and then recirculates them through the air.
Changing the air filter on your HVAC unit and cleaning the ductwork on a regular schedule will improve the air quality in the home. The unit’s filter will able to catch these particles, preventing them from re-circulating and affecting the health of everyone at home.
The Bedford homeowner discovered that it had been quite some time since the air conditioning unit’s air filter has been changed. The dirty filter was addressed and he is already seeing relief as the indoor air quality improves.