How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies

Air Quality

While many people correlate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants out of your home, your indoor 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 specified that the air inside homes and other buildings can be more dangerously polluted than the outside air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research says that people devote approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. So, for a lot of people, the dangers to health may be greater due to more interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Dallas and Atlanta surrounding areas homes are full of outdoor allergens like pollen that make their way inside, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from average household cleansers and more. So, what can you do about it? The key 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 handling your allergies. A dirty system can foster and circulate allergens throughout 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 set it on your calendar to check them monthly and swap them out when you see that they’re becoming dirty. They’ll usually need to be exchanged every two or three months, but this can differ significantly from household to house. You can buy filters that vary from the most simple level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The specialists at Innovative Mechanical, LLC can help you determine which kind of filter will keep your home clean and keep your HVAC operating properly.

It’s also important to have your system regularly checked by an expert to keep your interior air quality where it should be. On top of examining that all-important filter, your service expert will clean the inner workings of your system and guarantee that everything is working as it should. You can also ask your technician if a duct cleaning would be needed.

When it comes to your indoor air quality, you can trust the experts at Innovative Mechanical, LLC to take good care of you. Besides helping you keep your HVAC system maintained, we can help you ensure you have the tools you need to combat poor indoor air quality and allergens—like humidifiers and whole home air purifiers. Just give us a call at 770-726-7407 to confirm that your home’s air is healthy and pure.

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