How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies

August 03, 2017

While many people correlate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants out of your home, your interior air quality can have a large impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last couple of years, a rising body of scientific evidence has shown that the air inside homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outside air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research says that people fill approximately 90 percent of their time inside. Therefore, for most people, the threats 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 everyday household cleaners and more. So, what can you do about it? The answer is already in your home! It’s your HVAC system.

You should know that your HVAC can be your ally or your foe when it comes to managing your allergies. A dirty system can foster and circulate allergens all over your home, so the answer is to keep your system functioning properly. Primarily, you have to keep your air filters clean. Place a reminder or mark it on your calendar to check them monthly and exchange them out when you see that they’re getting dirty. They’ll normally need to be changed every two or three months, but this can vary considerably from home to household. You can get filters that span from the most straightforward level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The experts at House of Heating Incorporated can help you determine which type of filter will keep your home healthy and keep your HVAC operating efficiently.

It’s also crucial to have your system routinely serviced by a pro to keep your interior air quality where it should be. In addition to checking that essential filter, your service technician will clean the central workings of your system and guarantee that everything is operating as it should. You can also ask your technician if a duct cleaning would be beneficial.

When it comes to your interior air quality, you can trust the specialists at House of Heating Incorporated to take good care of you. In addition to helping you keep your HVAC system maintained, we can help you know that 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 715-384-3163 to ensure your home’s air is healthy and clean.