Woman With Allergies

How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies

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 big impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last several years, a growing body of scientific evidence has specified that the air in homes and other buildings can be more critically 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 within a home or building. Therefore, for most people, the dangers to health may be greater due to more interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our East Bernard homes are polluted by outdoor allergens like pollen that make their way indoors, 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 key 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 controlling your allergies. A dirty system can harbor and spread allergens throughout your home, so the key is to keep your system operating well. Primarily, you need to keep your air filters clean. Establish a reminder or set it on your calendar to look at them monthly and change them out when you see that they’re fairly dirty. They’ll typically need to be exchanged every two or three months, but this can differ greatly from household to home. You can get filters that range from the most straightforward level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The experts at E.B. Air, LLC can help you decide which kind of filter will keep your home nourishing and keep your HVAC operating efficiently.

It’s also important to have your system regularly checked by a pro to keep your indoor air quality where it should be. In addition to checking that critical filter, your service expert will clean the inner workings of your system and ensure that everything is operating as it should. You can also ask your specialist if a duct cleaning would be needed.

When it comes to your interior air quality, you can put your faith in the specialists at E.B. Air, LLC to take good care of you. On top of helping you keep your HVAC system operating, we can help you ensure 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 979-335-4262 to ensure your home’s air is healthy and clean.

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