How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies

August 03, 2017

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

Our Anaheim 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 ordinary 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 nemesis when it comes to managing your allergies. A dirty system can harbor and spread allergens around your home, so the answer is to keep your system functioning properly. Primarily, you have to keep your air filters clean. Set a reminder or set 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 changed every two or three months, but this can fluctuate considerably from home to household. You can get filters that span from the most basic level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The experts at Eco Fresh HVAC Inc. can help you determine which form of filter will keep your home clean and keep your HVAC running properly.

It’s also vital to have your system regularly serviced by a pro to keep your inside air quality where it should be. On top of inspecting that critical filter, your service specialist will clean the inner workings of your system and ensure that everything is running as it should. You can also ask your technician if a duct cleaning would be beneficial.

When it comes to your interior air quality, you can rely on the specialists at Eco Fresh HVAC Inc. to take good care of you. Besides helping you keep your HVAC system maintained, 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 714-855-1717 to ensure your home’s air is healthy and fresh.