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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 internal air quality can have a large impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last couple of years, a increasing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air in homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the greatest and most industrialized cities. Other research shows that people fill approximately 90 percent of their time within a home or building. Therefore, for a lot of people, the dangers to health may be bigger due to more interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Genoa homes are contaminated with outdoor allergens like pollen that make their way in out homes, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from average household cleansers and more. So, what can you do about it? The answer is already in your home! It’s your HVAC system.

You should understand that your HVAC can be your supporter or your worst enemy when it comes to controlling your allergies. A dirty system can collect and distribute allergens throughout your home, so the solution is to keep your system operating well. Primarily, you need to keep your air filters clean. Establish a reminder or mark it on your calendar to inspect them monthly and exchange them out when you see that they’re becoming dirty. They’ll usually need to be replaced every two or three months, but this can differ considerably from household to home. You can get filters that span from the most straightforward level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The pros at Assured Appliance and Heating & Air can help you decide which form of filter will keep your home clean and keep your HVAC functioning efficiently.

It’s also vital to have your system regularly maintained by a pro to keep your inside air quality where it should be. On top of inspecting that all-important filter, your service specialist will clean the inner workings of your system and ensure that everything is working as it should. You can also ask your specialist if a duct cleaning would be beneficial.

When it comes to your interior air quality, you can trust the specialists at Assured Appliance and Heating & Air to take good care of you. On top of helping you keep your HVAC system maintained, we can help you make sure 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 847-306-8990 to certify that your home’s air is healthy and pure.

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