How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies

Air Quality

While many people correlate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants in the air outside your home, your internal 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 specified that the air in homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the external air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research shows that people devote approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Therefore, for many people, the dangers to health may be larger due to more contact with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Waxahachie homes are contaminated with outdoor allergens like pollen that force 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 solution is already in your home! It’s your HVAC system.

You should know that your HVAC can be your ally or your nemesis when it comes to handling your allergies. A dirty system can collect and spread allergens around your home, so the answer is to keep your system well maintained. Above all, you need to keep your air filters clean. Establish a reminder or indicate it on your calendar to inspect them monthly and change them out when you see that they’re getting dirty. They’ll typically need to be changed every two or three months, but this can differ greatly from house to home. You can get filters that vary from the most straightforward level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The pros at C&C Refrigeration Inc. can help you decide which kind of filter will keep your home healthy and keep your HVAC operating efficiently.

It’s also crucial to have your system habitually checked by an expert to keep your inside air quality where it should be. As well as checking that critical filter, your service expert will clean the central workings of your system and guarantee that everything is running as it should. You can also ask your technician if a duct cleaning would be needed.

When it comes to your internal air quality, you can rely on the specialists at C&C Refrigeration Inc. to take good care of you. In addition to helping you keep your HVAC system maintained, we can help you ensure 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 972-938-0033 to ensure your home’s air is healthy and clean.

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