How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies

Air Quality

While many people correlate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants outside your home, your indoor air quality can have a huge impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last several years, a growing body of scientific evidence has shown that the air inside homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the biggest and most industrialized cities. Other research says that people fill approximately 90 percent of their time inside. Therefore, for many people, the threats 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 cleansers and more. So, what can you do about it? The key is already in your home! It’s your HVAC system.

You should know that your HVAC can be your supporter or your foe when it comes to handling your allergies. A dirty system can foster and circulate allergens throughout your home, so the solution is to keep your system well maintained. Above all, 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 exchanged every two or three months, but this can fluctuate considerably from house to household. You can find filters that range from the most basic level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The specialists at Eco Fresh HVAC Inc. can help you determine which form of filter will keep your home clean and keep your HVAC running efficiently.

It’s also important to have your system regularly serviced by a pro to keep your interior air quality where it should be. In addition to inspecting that critical filter, your service specialist will clean the internal workings of your system and ensure that everything is running as it should. You can also ask your specialist if a duct cleaning would be needed.

When it comes to your internal air quality, you can rely on the experts at Eco Fresh HVAC Inc. to take good care of you. On top of helping you keep your HVAC system maintained, we can help you make sure 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 certify that your home’s air is healthy and fresh.

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