How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies

Air Quality

While many people connect allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants in the air outside your home, your indoor air quality can have a huge impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last several years, a rising body of scientific evidence has shown that the air inside homes and other buildings can be more critically polluted than the external air in even the biggest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people devote approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Thus, for most people, the threats to health may be bigger due to more exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Osceola County 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 everyday 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 know that your HVAC can be your best friend or your worst enemy 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. First and foremost, you need to keep your air filters clean. Place a reminder or mark 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 household to home. You can get 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 kind of filter will keep your home nourishing and keep your HVAC operating properly.

It’s also important to have your system regularly serviced by a pro to keep your inside air quality where it should be. In addition to checking that all-important filter, your service specialist 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 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 407-908-8651 to confirm that your home’s air is healthy and fresh.

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