How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies

Air Quality

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 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 dangerously polluted than the outdoor air in even the biggest and most industrialized cities. Other research shows that people devote approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Therefore, for many people, the threats to health may be greater due to more interaction 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 average household cleaners 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 controlling your allergies. A dirty system can harbor and distribute allergens around your home, so the key is to keep your system well maintained. First and foremost, 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 typically need to be exchanged every two or three months, but this can vary greatly from house to home. You can buy filters that vary from the most straightforward level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The experts at Premium Air Services LLC can help you decide which kind of filter will keep your home healthy 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 essential filter, your service technician will clean the central 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 helpful.

When it comes to your indoor air quality, you can trust the experts at Premium Air Services LLC to take good care of you. Besides helping you keep your HVAC system operating, we can help you make sure 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 713-688-8784 to ensure your home’s air is healthy and fresh.

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