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How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies

While many people associate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants out of your home, your internal air quality can have a large impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last couple of years, a increasing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people devote approximately 90 percent of their time inside. Thus, for a lot of people, the threats to health may be greater due to more exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Rock Hill homes are contaminated with outdoor allergens like pollen that make their way inside, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from everyday 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 supporter or your foe when it comes to controlling your allergies. A dirty system can foster and spread allergens around your home, so the solution is to keep your system operating well. First and foremost, you need to keep your air filters clean. Place a reminder or mark it on your calendar to check them monthly and change them out when you see that they’re becoming dirty. They’ll usually need to be replaced every two or three months, but this can fluctuate significantly from household to home. You can get filters that vary from the most straightforward level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The experts at US Air Heating and Cooling can help you establish which type 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 professional to keep your indoor air quality where it should be. As well as inspecting that critical filter, your service technician will clean the inner workings of your system and ensure that everything is running as it should. You can also ask your technician if a duct cleaning would be beneficial.

When it comes to your indoor air quality, you can put your faith in the specialists at US Air Heating and Cooling 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 803-220-0761 to ensure your home’s air is healthy and pure.

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