Woman With Allergies

How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies

While many people associate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants outside your home, your internal air quality can have a large impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last several years, a rising body of scientific evidence has specified that the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outside air in even the biggest and most industrialized cities. Other research says that people devote approximately 90 percent of their time within a home or building. So, for most people, the threats to health may be bigger due to more contact with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Vero Beach homes are polluted by outdoor allergens like pollen that find their way inside, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from ordinary household cleaners 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 harbor and spread allergens around your home, so the key is to keep your system functioning properly. Above all, you must keep your air filters clean. Establish a reminder or mark it on your calendar to check them monthly and exchange them out when you see that they’re fairly dirty. They’ll usually need to be exchanged every two or three months, but this can fluctuate considerably from house to household. You can find filters that range from the most simple level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The experts at Temp Control of Vero Beach can help you determine which form of filter will keep your home healthy and keep your HVAC functioning correctly.

It’s also crucial to have your system regularly checked by a professional to keep your interior air quality where it should be. As well as checking that all-important filter, your service specialist will clean the internal workings of your system and ensure that everything is operating as it should. You can also ask your professional if a duct cleaning would be needed.

When it comes to your interior air quality, you can rely on the experts at Temp Control of Vero Beach to take good care of you. In addition to 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 772-232-7649 to certify that your home’s air is healthy and clean.

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