How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies

Air Quality

While many people correlate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants in the air outside your home, your internal air quality can have a huge impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last several years, a rising body of scientific evidence has shown that the air in 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 inside. Thus, for many people, the risks to health may be bigger due to more exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Stuart 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 average 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 realize that your HVAC can be your best friend or your foe when it comes to managing your allergies. A dirty system can harbor and distribute allergens throughout your home, so the answer is to keep your system operating well. First and foremost, you need to keep your air filters clean. Establish a reminder or indicate it on your calendar to inspect them monthly and change them out when you see that they’re fairly dirty. They’ll normally need to be changed every two or three months, but this can differ significantly from house to home. You can get filters that vary from the most simple level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The specialists at Breathe Healthier Air Inc can help you establish which form of filter will keep your home clean and keep your HVAC operating properly.

It’s also crucial to have your system regularly checked by a pro to keep your interior air quality where it should be. As well as checking that essential filter, your service specialist will clean the internal workings of your system and ensure that everything is operating as it should. You can also ask your technician if a duct cleaning would be needed.

When it comes to your interior air quality, you can rely on the specialists at Breathe Healthier Air Inc to take good care of you. On top of 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 772-600-7151 to certify that your home’s air is healthy and clean.

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