How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies

Air Quality

While many people associate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants out of your home, your interior air quality can have a large impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last several years, a increasing body of scientific evidence has shown that the air within homes and other buildings can be more critically polluted than the external air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research says that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time within a home or building. Thus, for most people, the risks to health may be greater due to more interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Kennesaw and surrounding areas homes are polluted by outdoor allergens like pollen that force their way inside, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from ordinary household products 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 ally or your nemesis when it comes to controlling your allergies. A dirty system can foster and circulate allergens throughout your home, so the answer is to keep your system well maintained. Above all, you have to keep your air filters clean. Set 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 normally need to be replaced every two or three months, but this can fluctuate greatly from house to house. You can find filters that range from the most basic level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The specialists at Total Comfort Solutions can help you decide which kind of filter will keep your home healthy and keep your HVAC operating correctly.

It’s also vital to have your system habitually serviced by an expert to keep your inside air quality where it should be. On top of checking that essential filter, your service specialist will clean the inner workings of your system and make sure 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 internal air quality, you can put your faith in the professionals at Total Comfort Solutions 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 404-987-5502 or arrange an appointment with us online to certify that your home’s air is healthy and fresh.

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