How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies

August 03, 2017

While many people associate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants out of your home, your internal air quality can have a big 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 within homes and other buildings can be more critically polluted than the outside air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research shows that people fill approximately 90 percent of their time inside. So, for many people, the threats to health may be larger due to more contact with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Tomball homes are polluted by outdoor allergens like pollen that make their way indoors, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from ordinary 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 realize that your HVAC can be your supporter or your nemesis when it comes to managing your allergies. A dirty system can collect and distribute allergens around your home, so the key is to keep your system operating well. Primarily, you have to keep your air filters clean. Establish a reminder or mark it on your calendar to look at 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 significantly from house to household. You can find filters that span from the most basic level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The pros at Premium Air Services LLC can help you establish which kind of filter will keep your home clean and keep your HVAC functioning properly.

It’s also crucial to have your system habitually checked by an expert to keep your indoor air quality where it should be. In addition to checking that critical filter, your service technician will clean the internal workings of your system and make sure that everything is working as it should. You can also ask your technician if a duct cleaning would be needed.

When it comes to your interior air quality, you can trust the specialists at Premium Air Services LLC to take good care of you. Besides helping you keep your HVAC system operating, we can help you know that you have the tools you need to fight poor indoor air quality and allergens—like humidifiers and whole home air purifiers. Just give us a call at 713-364-9957 to certify that your home’s air is healthy and pure.