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How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies

While many people correlate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants in the air outside your home, your internal air quality can have a huge impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last several years, a rising body of scientific evidence has specified that the air inside homes and other buildings can be more dangerously polluted than the outdoor air in even the biggest and most industrialized cities. Other research shows that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Therefore, for most people, the threats to health may be larger due to more interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Tomball homes are contaminated with outdoor allergens like pollen that make their way indoors, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from average household products 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 ally or your foe when it comes to managing your allergies. A dirty system can collect and circulate allergens around your home, so the key is to keep your system operating well. Primarily, 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 changed every two or three months, but this can differ significantly from house to home. You can buy filters that vary from the most straightforward level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The pros at Premium Air Services LLC can help you determine which kind of filter will keep your home clean and keep your HVAC functioning properly.

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

When it comes to your internal air quality, you can trust the professionals at Premium Air Services LLC to take good care of you. In addition to helping you keep your HVAC system operating, 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 713-364-9957 to confirm that your home’s air is healthy and fresh.

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