How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies

Air Quality

While many people associate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants in the air outside your home, your interior air quality can have a large impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last several years, a growing body of scientific evidence has shown that the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the external air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time within a home or building. So, for most people, the risks to health may be greater due to more contact with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Marshfield homes are polluted by outdoor allergens like pollen that make their way in out homes, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from ordinary household products and more. So, what can you do about it? The key is already in your home! It’s your HVAC system.

You should realize that your HVAC can be your ally or your foe when it comes to handling your allergies. A dirty system can foster and spread allergens around your home, so the solution is to keep your system functioning properly. Above all, you need to keep your air filters clean. Set a reminder or mark it on your calendar to check them monthly and exchange them out when you see that they’re fairly dirty. They’ll usually need to be changed every two or three months, but this can fluctuate significantly from household to household. You can get filters that range from the most straightforward level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The specialists at House of Heating Incorporated can help you establish which kind of filter will keep your home nourishing and keep your HVAC operating properly.

It’s also vital to have your system regularly serviced by a pro to keep your indoor air quality where it should be. On top of inspecting that essential filter, your service specialist will clean the central workings of your system and ensure that everything is running as it should. You can also ask your professional if a duct cleaning would be needed.

When it comes to your indoor air quality, you can rely on the professionals at House of Heating Incorporated to take good care of you. In addition to helping you keep your HVAC system operating, we can help you make sure you have the tools you need to take on poor indoor air quality and allergens—like humidifiers and whole home air purifiers. Just give us a call at 888-384-3163 to ensure your home’s air is healthy and clean.

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