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How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies

While many people correlate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants out of your home, your interior air quality can have a huge impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last few years, a increasing body of scientific evidence has shown that the air inside 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 devote approximately 90 percent of their time inside. So, for a lot of people, the threats to health may be larger due to more contact with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Plainfield homes are polluted by outdoor allergens like pollen that force their way indoors, 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 solution is already in your home! It’s your HVAC system.

You should understand that your HVAC can be your best friend or your worst enemy when it comes to controlling your allergies. A dirty system can harbor and distribute allergens around your home, so the solution is to keep your system well maintained. First and foremost, you have to keep your air filters clean. Place a reminder or indicate it on your calendar to check them monthly and exchange them out when you see that they’re becoming dirty. They’ll usually need to be changed every two or three months, but this can differ greatly from household to house. You can get filters that vary from the most straightforward level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The experts at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc can help you decide which form of filter will keep your home nourishing and keep your HVAC functioning correctly.

It’s also crucial to have your system regularly maintained by an expert to keep your inside air quality where it should be. On top of examining that critical filter, your service specialist will clean the inner 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 beneficial.

When it comes to your interior air quality, you can rely on the experts at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc to take good care of you. On top of helping you keep your HVAC system maintained, we can help you ensure you have the tools you need to combat poor indoor air quality and allergens—like humidifiers and whole home air purifiers. Just give us a call at 815-410-1231 to certify that your home’s air is healthy and pure.

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