How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies

August 03, 2017

While many people correlate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants outside your home, your indoor air quality can have a large impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last several years, a increasing body of scientific evidence has specified that the air inside homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outside air in even the biggest and most industrialized cities. Other research shows that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time inside. So, for most people, the risks to health may be bigger due to more exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Chatsworth homes are full of outdoor allergens like pollen that make their way in out homes, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from average household products and more. So, what can you do about it? The solution is already in your home! It’s your HVAC system.

You should understand 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 solution is to keep your system functioning properly. Primarily, you must keep your air filters clean. Place a reminder or mark it on your calendar to look at them monthly and exchange them out when you see that they’re becoming dirty. They’ll normally need to be changed every two or three months, but this can differ considerably from house to household. You can get filters that vary from the most basic level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The specialists at True Temp Heating & Air Inc can help you determine which type of filter will keep your home nourishing and keep your HVAC operating properly.

It’s also vital to have your system routinely serviced by a professional to keep your inside air quality where it should be. In addition to examining that essential filter, your service technician will clean the central workings of your system and ensure that everything is operating as it should. You can also ask your specialist if a duct cleaning would be helpful.

When it comes to your interior air quality, you can rely on the experts at True Temp Heating & Air Inc to take good care of you. On top of helping you keep your HVAC system maintained, we can help you make sure you have the tools you need to take on poor indoor air quality and allergens—like humidifiers and whole home air purifiers. Just give us a call at 706-695-7492 to certify that your home’s air is healthy and clean.