Woman With Allergies

How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies

While many people connect allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants outside your home, your indoor air quality can have a big impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last several years, a increasing body of scientific evidence has specified that the air in homes and other buildings can be more dangerously polluted than the external air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Thus, for a lot of people, the threats to health may be larger due to more interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Dresden homes are full of outdoor allergens like pollen that force their way in out homes, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from everyday household cleansers and more. So, what can you do about it? The solution is already in your home! It’s your HVAC system.

You should understand that your HVAC can be your best friend or your nemesis when it comes to managing your allergies. A dirty system can foster and distribute allergens throughout your home, so the key is to keep your system well maintained. Above all, you must keep your air filters clean. Place a reminder or mark it on your calendar to check them monthly and change them out when you see that they’re getting dirty. They’ll typically need to be replaced every two or three months, but this can vary considerably from house to house. You can find filters that range from the most simple level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The experts at McFadden Heating & Cooling can help you establish which form of filter will keep your home healthy and keep your HVAC operating efficiently.

It’s also important to have your system regularly serviced by an expert to keep your interior air quality where it should be. As well as checking that all-important filter, your service expert will clean the inner workings of your system and make sure that everything is running as it should. You can also ask your professional if a duct cleaning would be needed.

When it comes to your internal air quality, you can put your faith in the experts at McFadden Heating & Cooling to take good care of you. Besides 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 1-866-781-0111 to ensure your home’s air is healthy and clean.

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