How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies

Air Quality

While many people connect 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 few years, a growing body of scientific evidence has specified that the air in homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor 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 risks 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 find 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 collect and spread allergens all over your home, so the solution is to keep your system operating well. First and foremost, you need to keep your air filters clean. Establish a reminder or set it on your calendar to look at them monthly and swap them out when you see that they’re fairly dirty. They’ll typically need to be changed every two or three months, but this can differ significantly from house to home. You can find filters that range from the most straightforward level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The experts at E B Air Conditioning & Heating Service can help you determine which kind of filter will keep your home nourishing and keep your HVAC running efficiently.

It’s also crucial to have your system regularly checked by a pro to keep your interior air quality where it should be. On top of checking that critical filter, your service expert will clean the inner workings of your system and make sure that everything is working 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 Conditioning & Heating Service 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 combat poor indoor air quality and allergens—like humidifiers and whole home air purifiers. Just give us a call at 979-335-4262 or setup an appointment with us online to ensure your home’s air is healthy and pure.

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