How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies

August 03, 2017

While many people correlate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants outside your home, your interior air quality can have a huge impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last couple of years, a growing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air in homes and other buildings can be more dangerously polluted than the external air in even the greatest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people devote approximately 90 percent of their time inside. Thus, for a lot of people, the threats to health may be greater due to more interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Boynton Beach homes are polluted by outdoor allergens like pollen that find their way inside, 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 answer is already in your home! It’s your HVAC system.

You should realize that your HVAC can be your best friend or your worst enemy when it comes to managing your allergies. A dirty system can harbor and circulate allergens throughout your home, so the solution is to keep your system functioning properly. First and foremost, you need to keep your air filters clean. Set a reminder or mark it on your calendar to inspect them monthly and exchange 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 vary greatly from home to home. You can buy filters that vary from the most basic level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The pros at A2Z Air Inc can help you establish which form of filter will keep your home nourishing and keep your HVAC running properly.

It’s also crucial to have your system routinely checked by an expert to keep your indoor air quality where it should be. In addition to examining that critical filter, your service technician will clean the internal workings of your system and guarantee that everything is working as it should. You can also ask your professional if a duct cleaning would be needed.

When it comes to your interior air quality, you can put your faith in the experts at A2Z Air Inc to take good care of you. In addition to helping you keep your HVAC system maintained, 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 561-270-6228 to confirm that your home’s air is healthy and fresh.