How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies

August 03, 2017

While many people connect allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants out of your home, your internal air quality can have a huge impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last few years, a growing body of scientific evidence has shown that the air in homes and other buildings can be more critically polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people fill approximately 90 percent of their time inside. Thus, for most people, the risks to health may be bigger due to more interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Perry homes are polluted by outdoor allergens like pollen that force their way inside, 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 ally or your nemesis when it comes to managing your allergies. A dirty system can harbor and distribute allergens around your home, so the answer is to keep your system functioning properly. Above all, you must keep your air filters clean. Establish a reminder or mark it on your calendar to inspect them monthly and exchange them out when you see that they’re fairly dirty. They’ll normally need to be exchanged every two or three months, but this can vary significantly from home to house. You can buy filters that range from the most straightforward level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The specialists at Gillman Heating and Air can help you decide which form of filter will keep your home nourishing and keep your HVAC running properly.

It’s also vital to have your system habitually checked by an expert to keep your interior air quality where it should be. As well as inspecting that critical filter, your service expert will clean the central workings of your system and ensure that everything is operating as it should. You can also ask your technician if a duct cleaning would be beneficial.

When it comes to your internal air quality, you can put your faith in the experts at Gillman Heating and Air to take good care of you. Besides helping you keep your HVAC system operating, 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 478-202-3076 to certify that your home’s air is healthy and clean.