Woman With Allergies

How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies

While many people associate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants out of your home, your indoor air quality can have a huge impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last couple of years, a rising body of scientific evidence has shown that the air in homes and other buildings can be more critically polluted than the external air in even the greatest and most industrialized cities. Other research shows that people devote approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Therefore, for a lot of people, the dangers to health may be larger due to more interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Alliance homes are polluted by outdoor allergens like pollen that make their way inside, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from everyday household products 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 ally or your foe when it comes to controlling your allergies. A dirty system can foster and spread allergens throughout your home, so the solution is to keep your system operating well. Primarily, you must keep your air filters clean. Place a reminder or mark it on your calendar to inspect them monthly and exchange them out when you see that they’re getting dirty. They’ll normally need to be exchanged every two or three months, but this can differ considerably from house to house. You can get filters that vary from the most straightforward level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The specialists at Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces can help you establish which kind of filter will keep your home healthy and keep your HVAC functioning properly.

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

When it comes to your indoor air quality, you can trust the experts at Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces 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 308-646-3827 to confirm that your home’s air is healthy and pure.

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