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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 large impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last few years, a growing body of scientific evidence has shown that the air within homes and other buildings can be more critically polluted than the external air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research says that people devote approximately 90 percent of their time inside. Therefore, for many people, the threats to health may be bigger due to more contact with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our St. Cloud homes are full of outdoor allergens like pollen that find 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 understand that your HVAC can be your best friend or your nemesis when it comes to controlling your allergies. A dirty system can foster and spread allergens around your home, so the answer is to keep your system operating well. Primarily, you must keep your air filters clean. Place a reminder or indicate it on your calendar to inspect them monthly and exchange them out when you see that they’re getting dirty. They’ll normally need to be changed every two or three months, but this can differ significantly from house to home. You can find filters that vary from the most straightforward level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The pros at Osceola Air, LLC can help you establish which type of filter will keep your home nourishing and keep your HVAC operating properly.

It’s also crucial to have your system regularly serviced by a pro to keep your inside air quality where it should be. In addition to examining that all-important filter, your service technician will clean the internal workings of your system and guarantee that everything is running as it should. You can also ask your professional if a duct cleaning would be helpful.

When it comes to your interior air quality, you can rely on the professionals at Osceola Air, LLC to take good care of you. Besides helping you keep your HVAC system maintained, 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 407-477-6319 to ensure your home’s air is healthy and fresh.

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