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How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies

While many people associate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants in the air 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 shown that the air inside homes and other buildings can be more dangerously polluted than the external air in even the biggest and most industrialized cities. Other research shows that people fill approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Therefore, for many people, the threats to health may be greater due to more interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Lake Worth homes are polluted by outdoor allergens like pollen that make 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 ally or your foe when it comes to handling your allergies. A dirty system can harbor and circulate allergens all over your home, so the key is to keep your system operating well. Above all, you have to keep your air filters clean. Place a reminder or set it on your calendar to look at them monthly and exchange them out when you see that they’re fairly dirty. They’ll typically need to be changed every two or three months, but this can fluctuate greatly from home to household. You can find filters that span from the most straightforward level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The experts at Smyth Air Conditioning Inc can help you establish which type of filter will keep your home nourishing and keep your HVAC running correctly.

It’s also important to have your system habitually checked by a pro to keep your interior air quality where it should be. In addition to examining that all-important filter, your service expert will clean the inner workings of your system and ensure that everything is operating as it should. You can also ask your specialist if a duct cleaning would be helpful.

When it comes to your indoor air quality, you can put your faith in the experts at Smyth Air Conditioning Inc to take good care of you. Besides helping you keep your HVAC system operating, 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 561-533-6066  to ensure your home’s air is healthy and clean.

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