Woman With Allergies

How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies

While 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 few years, a growing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air inside homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outside air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research says that people devote approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. So, for most people, the threats to health may be bigger due to more exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Rochester 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 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 know that your HVAC can be your supporter or your worst enemy when it comes to managing your allergies. A dirty system can foster and circulate allergens all over your home, so the key is to keep your system operating well. Above all, you must keep your air filters clean. Establish a reminder or mark it on your calendar to inspect them monthly and change them out when you see that they’re becoming dirty. They’ll normally need to be replaced every two or three months, but this can differ greatly from house to home. You can find filters that range from the most straightforward level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The pros at Brogan Heating & AC Inc can help you determine which form of filter will keep your home clean and keep your HVAC operating efficiently.

It’s also crucial to have your system regularly checked by a pro to keep your indoor air quality where it should be. In addition to examining that all-important filter, your service technician will clean the central workings of your system and make sure 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 put your faith in the specialists at Brogan Heating & AC Inc to take good care of you. In addition to helping you keep your HVAC system maintained, we can help you know that 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 507-218-0088 to certify that your home’s air is healthy and pure.

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