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 interior air quality can have a huge impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last several years, a rising body of scientific evidence has specified that the air in homes and other buildings can be more critically polluted than the outdoor air in even the greatest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people devote approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Therefore, for most people, the risks to health may be larger due to more contact with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Holdrege homes are polluted by outdoor allergens like pollen that force their way indoors, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from average household products 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 worst enemy when it comes to handling your allergies. A dirty system can collect and spread allergens around your home, so the key is to keep your system well maintained. Primarily, you have to keep your air filters clean. Set a reminder or mark it on your calendar to inspect them monthly and change them out when you see that they’re getting dirty. They’ll usually need to be replaced every two or three months, but this can vary considerably from house to household. You can get filters that range from the most straightforward level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The pros at Durable Service can help you decide which kind of filter will keep your home healthy and keep your HVAC operating correctly.

It’s also crucial to have your system habitually checked by an expert to keep your inside air quality where it should be. In addition to examining that critical filter, your service expert will clean the internal workings of your system and guarantee that everything is working 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 trust the professionals at Durable Service to take good care of you. Besides helping you keep your HVAC system up-to-date, we can help you make sure 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 308-995-8177 to certify that your home’s air is healthy and fresh.