Woman With Allergies

How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies

While many people connect allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants out of your home, your internal air quality can have a big impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last couple of years, a increasing body of scientific evidence has shown that the air within homes and other buildings can be more critically polluted than the external air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time within a home or building. Thus, for a lot of people, the dangers to health may be greater due to more interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Brighton 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 cleansers and more. So, what can you do about it? The answer is already in your home! It’s your HVAC system.

You should know that your HVAC can be your best friend or your nemesis 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 have to keep your air filters clean. Establish a reminder or set it on your calendar to check them monthly and swap them out when you see that they’re fairly dirty. They’ll normally need to be replaced every two or three months, but this can differ considerably from household to household. You can find filters that vary from the most straightforward level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The experts at D & D Heating & AC can help you determine which kind of filter will keep your home healthy and keep your HVAC running correctly.

It’s also crucial to have your system routinely maintained by a professional to keep your indoor air quality where it should be. In addition to checking that essential filter, your service specialist will clean the internal workings of your system and guarantee that everything is operating as it should. You can also ask your technician if a duct cleaning would be helpful.

When it comes to your internal air quality, you can put your faith in the professionals at D & D Heating & AC to take good care of you. In addition to helping you keep your HVAC system up-to-date, we can help you know that 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 720-316-1401 to certify that your home’s air is healthy and pure.

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