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 indoor 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 dangerously polluted than the outdoor air in even the greatest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people fill approximately 90 percent of their time inside. Therefore, for many people, the dangers to health may be greater due to more exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Holdrege homes are full of outdoor allergens like pollen that make 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 answer is already in your home! It’s your HVAC system.

You should understand that your HVAC can be your best friend or your foe when it comes to handling your allergies. A dirty system can foster and distribute allergens throughout your home, so the key is to keep your system functioning properly. Above all, you must keep your air filters clean. Establish a reminder or indicate 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 vary considerably from home to household. You can get filters that vary from the most basic level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The pros at Durable Service can help you determine which type of filter will keep your home healthy and keep your HVAC running efficiently.

It’s also important to have your system regularly serviced by a pro to keep your inside air quality where it should be. On top of checking that all-important filter, your service specialist will clean the central workings of your system and make sure that everything is operating as it should. You can also ask your professional if a duct cleaning would be beneficial.

When it comes to your indoor air quality, you can put your faith in the professionals at Durable Service to take good care of you. Besides helping you keep your HVAC system maintained, we can help you ensure 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 confirm that your home’s air is healthy and clean.

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