Woman With Allergies

How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies

While many people correlate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants out of your home, your interior 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 specified that the air in homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the greatest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time within a home or building. Therefore, for most people, the threats to health may be bigger due to more exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Englewood homes are polluted by outdoor allergens like pollen that find their way inside, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from ordinary household cleaners 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 best friend or your nemesis when it comes to managing your allergies. A dirty system can foster and distribute allergens around your home, so the key is to keep your system operating well. Above all, you have to keep your air filters clean. Place a reminder or indicate it on your calendar to inspect them monthly and swap them out when you see that they’re getting dirty. They’ll usually need to be exchanged every two or three months, but this can fluctuate considerably from house to house. You can get filters that vary from the most basic level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The pros at Symbiont Service Corp can help you decide which form of filter will keep your home nourishing and keep your HVAC running efficiently.

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 checking that essential filter, your service technician will clean the central workings of your system and ensure that everything is running as it should. You can also ask your professional if a duct cleaning would be beneficial.

When it comes to your internal air quality, you can put your faith in the professionals at Symbiont Service Corp to take good care of you. In addition to helping you keep your HVAC system operating, we can help you ensure you have the tools you need to combat poor indoor air quality and allergens—like humidifiers and whole home air purifiers. Just give us a call at 941-306-4161 to certify that your home’s air is healthy and clean.

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