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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 indoor air quality can have a big impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last few years, a growing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air within homes and other buildings can be more dangerously polluted than the external air in even the greatest and most industrialized cities. Other research says that people devote approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Therefore, for many people, the dangers to health may be greater due to more contact with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Mobile homes are full of outdoor allergens like pollen that make 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 solution is already in your home! It’s your HVAC system.

You should realize that your HVAC can be your supporter or your foe when it comes to handling your allergies. A dirty system can collect and distribute allergens around your home, so the solution is to keep your system functioning properly. Primarily, you have to keep your air filters clean. Establish a reminder or set it on your calendar to check them monthly and swap them out when you see that they’re getting dirty. They’ll normally need to be exchanged every two or three months, but this can fluctuate considerably from household to household. You can get filters that range from the most basic level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The pros at Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc can help you establish which kind of filter will keep your home healthy and keep your HVAC functioning properly.

It’s also vital to have your system habitually maintained by a professional to keep your inside air quality where it should be. On top of checking that essential filter, your service technician will clean the inner workings of your system and ensure that everything is operating as it should. You can also ask your specialist if a duct cleaning would be needed.

When it comes to your interior air quality, you can put your faith in the specialists at Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc to take good care of you. Besides helping you keep your HVAC system up-to-date, we can help you know that 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 251-471-2674 or setup an appointment with us online to confirm that your home’s air is healthy and pure.