How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies08/03/2017While 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 shown that the air inside homes and other buildings can be more dangerously polluted than the outside air in even the greatest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Thus, for most people, the risks to health may be greater due to more contact with 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 circulate allergens all over your home, so the answer is to keep your system well maintained. First and foremost, you need to keep your air filters clean. Establish a reminder or set it on your calendar to inspect them monthly and exchange them out when you see that they’re getting dirty. They’ll typically need to be exchanged every two or three months, but this can differ considerably from home to household. You can buy filters that span from the most simple level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The pros at Tri County Air Care LLC can help you determine which kind of filter will keep your home nourishing and keep your HVAC operating properly. It’s also vital to have your system habitually maintained by a pro to keep your indoor air quality where it should be. In addition to examining that essential 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 technician if a duct cleaning would be beneficial. When it comes to your indoor air quality, you can rely on the professionals at Tri County Air Care LLC 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 469-617-3437 or schedule an appointment with us online to certify that your home’s air is healthy and fresh.