How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies
While many people associate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants outside your home, your internal air quality can have a huge impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last few years, a rising body of scientific evidence has shown that the air within homes and other buildings can be more critically polluted than the external air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research shows that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time within a home or building. Thus, for most people, the risks to health may be bigger due to more interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”
Our Abilene homes are full of outdoor allergens like pollen that find their way inside, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from everyday household cleansers and more. So, what can you do about it? The solution is already in your home! It’s your HVAC system.
You should realize that your HVAC can be your best friend or your nemesis when it comes to handling your allergies. A dirty system can foster and circulate allergens around your home, so the answer is to keep your system functioning properly. Primarily, you must keep your air filters clean. Set a reminder or indicate it on your calendar to check them monthly and change 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 house to home. You can buy filters that vary from the most simple level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The specialists at Abilene Air-Tech Inc can help you decide which kind of filter will keep your home nourishing and keep your HVAC operating properly.
It’s also vital to have your system routinely maintained by a professional to keep your indoor air quality where it should be. As well as checking that all-important filter, your service technician will clean the central workings of your system and guarantee that everything is running as it should. You can also ask your specialist if a duct cleaning would be helpful.
When it comes to your internal air quality, you can rely on the experts at Abilene Air-Tech Inc to take good care of you. Besides 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 (325) 692-5850 to confirm that your home’s air is healthy and clean.
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