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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 internal air quality can have a large impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last few years, a growing body of scientific evidence has shown that the air within homes and other buildings can be more dangerously polluted than the external air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research shows that people fill approximately 90 percent of their time inside. Thus, for many people, the threats to health may be larger due to more interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Lake Worth homes are polluted by outdoor allergens like pollen that find 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 best friend or your foe when it comes to handling your allergies. A dirty system can collect and distribute allergens throughout 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 usually need to be exchanged 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 pros at Smyth Air Conditioning Inc can help you establish which kind of filter will keep your home nourishing and keep your HVAC operating correctly.

It’s also crucial to have your system habitually checked by a pro to keep your indoor air quality where it should be. In addition to examining that essential filter, your service expert will clean the central workings of your system and make sure 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 internal air quality, you can trust the experts at Smyth Air Conditioning Inc to take good care of you. In addition to helping you keep your HVAC system operating, 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 561-533-6066  to confirm that your home’s air is healthy and clean.

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