Woman With Allergies

How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies

While many people connect allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants in the air outside your home, your internal air quality can have a big impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last couple of years, a growing body of scientific evidence has shown that the air inside homes and other buildings can be more dangerously polluted than the outside air in even the biggest and most industrialized cities. Other research shows that people fill approximately 90 percent of their time within a home or building. So, for a lot of people, the dangers to health may be greater due to more interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Booneville homes are full of outdoor allergens like pollen that force their way indoors, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from everyday household products and more. So, what can you do about it? The key is already in your home! It’s your HVAC system.

You should realize that your HVAC can be your supporter or your nemesis when it comes to managing your allergies. A dirty system can harbor and distribute allergens around your home, so the answer is to keep your system functioning properly. 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 exchange them out when you see that they’re fairly dirty. They’ll typically need to be changed every two or three months, but this can differ considerably from house to house. You can buy filters that vary from the most basic level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The pros at Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC can help you determine which form of filter will keep your home clean and keep your HVAC operating correctly.

It’s also important to have your system routinely checked by a professional to keep your interior air quality where it should be. On top of examining that critical filter, your service specialist will clean the internal workings of your system and ensure that everything is operating as it should. You can also ask your professional if a duct cleaning would be beneficial.

When it comes to your interior air quality, you can rely on the professionals at Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC to take good care of you. On top of helping you keep your HVAC system up-to-date, 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 662-269-8716 to ensure your home’s air is healthy and clean.

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