Woman With Allergies

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 growing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air within homes and other buildings can be more critically polluted than the outside air in even the greatest and most industrialized cities. Other research shows that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Therefore, for a lot of people, the threats to health may be larger due to more exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Wharton homes are polluted by outdoor allergens like pollen that find their way inside, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from everyday household products and more. So, what can you do about it? The key is already in your home! It’s your HVAC system.

You should realize that your HVAC can be your supporter or your nemesis when it comes to managing your allergies. A dirty system can foster and distribute allergens throughout your home, so the key is to keep your system well maintained. Primarily, you have to keep your air filters clean. Set a reminder or indicate it on your calendar to look at 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 significantly from household to home. You can buy filters that range from the most straightforward level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The experts at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating can help you establish which kind of filter will keep your home nourishing and keep your HVAC running efficiently.

It’s also crucial to have your system regularly checked by a pro to keep your indoor air quality where it should be. As well as inspecting that all-important filter, your service specialist will clean the internal workings of your system and make sure that everything is running as it should. You can also ask your technician if a duct cleaning would be helpful.

When it comes to your interior air quality, you can trust the experts at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating to take good care of you. In addition to helping you keep your HVAC system up-to-date, 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 979-323-6130 to confirm that your home’s air is healthy and clean.

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