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How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies

While many people correlate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants out of your home, your internal 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 indicated that the air within homes and other buildings can be more dangerously polluted than the outdoor air in even the greatest and most industrialized cities. Other research says that people devote approximately 90 percent of their time inside. Thus, for many people, the dangers to health may be larger due to more exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Dallas homes are polluted by outdoor allergens like pollen that force their way in out homes, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from average 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 supporter or your worst enemy when it comes to controlling your allergies. A dirty system can foster and distribute allergens throughout your home, so the answer is to keep your system well maintained. Primarily, you must keep your air filters clean. Establish a reminder or set it on your calendar to check them monthly and exchange them out when you see that they’re becoming dirty. They’ll usually need to be changed every two or three months, but this can vary considerably from home to household. You can buy filters that span from the most basic level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The pros at Tri County Air Care LLC can help you decide which type of filter will keep your home nourishing and keep your HVAC operating properly.

It’s also vital to have your system habitually serviced by a pro to keep your interior air quality where it should be. On top of checking that essential filter, your service technician will clean the internal workings of your system and make sure that everything is operating as it should. You can also ask your technician if a duct cleaning would be beneficial.

When it comes to your indoor air quality, you can rely on the experts at Tri County Air Care LLC to take good care of you. Besides helping you keep your HVAC system up-to-date, we can help you make sure 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 469-213-8367 to certify that your home’s air is healthy and fresh.

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