Woman With Allergies

How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies

While many people connect allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants outside 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 indicated that the air inside homes and other buildings can be more dangerously polluted than the outside air in even the greatest and most industrialized cities. Other research says that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time within a home or building. So, for many people, the dangers to health may be greater due to more interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Reinholds homes are full of outdoor allergens like pollen that force their way in out homes, 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 best friend or your foe when it comes to managing your allergies. A dirty system can collect and spread allergens throughout your home, so the answer is to keep your system functioning properly. First and foremost, you have to keep your air filters clean. Place a reminder or mark it on your calendar to look at them monthly and swap them out when you see that they’re fairly dirty. They’ll usually need to be replaced every two or three months, but this can differ significantly from household to home. You can get filters that span from the most simple level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The specialists at County Line Mechanical LLC can help you determine which type of filter will keep your home healthy and keep your HVAC running properly.

It’s also crucial to have your system habitually checked by an expert to keep your interior air quality where it should be. On top of examining that critical filter, your service technician will clean the inner 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 helpful.

When it comes to your interior air quality, you can put your faith in the experts at County Line Mechanical LLC to take good care of you. Besides 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 717-216-0846 to confirm that your home’s air is healthy and fresh.

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