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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 interior air quality can have a big impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last few years, a rising body of scientific evidence has specified that the air within homes and other buildings can be more dangerously polluted than the external air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time inside. Thus, for a lot of people, the threats to health may be greater due to more interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Saint Charles homes are contaminated with 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 cleaners and more. So, what can you do about it? The solution is already in your home! It’s your HVAC system.

You should realize that your HVAC can be your supporter or your nemesis when it comes to controlling your allergies. A dirty system can harbor and circulate allergens around your home, so the key is to keep your system well maintained. Primarily, you need to keep your air filters clean. Place a reminder or indicate it on your calendar to inspect them monthly and exchange them out when you see that they’re fairly dirty. They’ll usually need to be exchanged every two or three months, but this can vary greatly from home to household. You can find filters that vary from the most simple level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The specialists at Air Alliance Team can help you establish which form of filter will keep your home clean and keep your HVAC functioning properly.

It’s also important to have your system routinely maintained by an expert to keep your inside air quality where it should be. On top of checking that critical filter, your service specialist will clean the internal workings of your system and guarantee 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 indoor air quality, you can rely on the specialists at Air Alliance Team to take good care of you. On top of helping you keep your HVAC system maintained, 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 636-229-1544 to confirm that your home’s air is healthy and pure.

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