How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies

Air Quality

While many people correlate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants out of your home, your interior air quality can have a huge impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last few years, a increasing body of scientific evidence has specified that the air within homes and other buildings can be more critically 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 indoors. Therefore, for most people, the dangers to health may be greater due to more exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Orange County homes are full of outdoor allergens like pollen that find 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 key is already in your home! It’s your HVAC system.

You should understand that your HVAC can be your supporter or your nemesis when it comes to managing your allergies. A dirty system can collect and distribute allergens throughout your home, so the solution is to keep your system functioning properly. Primarily, you have 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 getting dirty. They’ll normally need to be replaced every two or three months, but this can vary greatly from house to house. You can find filters that vary from the most basic level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The experts at Mighty Ducts can help you decide which form of filter will keep your home nourishing and keep your HVAC functioning efficiently.

It’s also crucial to have your system regularly checked by an expert to keep your inside air quality where it should be. As well as inspecting that all-important filter, your service specialist will clean the inner workings of your system and make sure that everything is working as it should. You can also ask your technician if a duct cleaning would be beneficial.

When it comes to your interior air quality, you can rely on the professionals at Mighty Ducts to take good care of you. In addition to helping you keep your HVAC system maintained, we can help you make sure 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 714-464-3376 to ensure your home’s air is healthy and pure.

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