How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies08/03/2017While many people correlate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants outside your home, your internal 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 shown that the air in homes and other buildings can be more critically polluted than the external air in even the greatest and most industrialized cities. Other research says that people fill approximately 90 percent of their time inside. So, for a lot of people, the threats to health may be greater due to more interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.” Our Chatsworth homes are contaminated with 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 realize that your HVAC can be your ally or your nemesis when it comes to controlling your allergies. A dirty system can harbor and distribute allergens all over your home, so the answer is to keep your system operating well. Above all, you need to keep your air filters clean. Set a reminder or indicate it on your calendar to inspect them monthly and change them out when you see that they’re getting dirty. They’ll normally need to be replaced every two or three months, but this can vary considerably from household to household. You can get filters that vary from the most straightforward level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The pros at True Temp Heating & Air Inc can help you determine which type of filter will keep your home nourishing and keep your HVAC operating correctly. It’s also important to have your system regularly maintained by a pro to keep your interior air quality where it should be. On top of examining that critical filter, your service expert will clean the inner workings of your system and make sure that everything is running as it should. You can also ask your specialist if a duct cleaning would be beneficial. When it comes to your interior air quality, you can put your faith in the experts at True Temp Heating & Air Inc to take good care of you. On top of helping you keep your HVAC system operating, 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 706-695-7492 or setup an appointment with us online to certify that your home’s air is healthy and fresh.