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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 indoor air quality can have a huge impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last couple of years, a rising body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air within homes and other buildings can be more critically polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research says that people fill approximately 90 percent of their time inside. Thus, for a lot of people, the threats to health may be greater due to more contact with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Payson 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 solution is already in your home! It’s your HVAC system.

You should realize that your HVAC can be your supporter or your foe when it comes to controlling your allergies. A dirty system can harbor and circulate allergens throughout your home, so the answer is to keep your system well maintained. Primarily, you need to keep your air filters clean. Set a reminder or set it on your calendar to look at them monthly and change them out when you see that they’re becoming dirty. They’ll usually need to be exchanged every two or three months, but this can differ greatly from home to household. You can get filters that span from the most basic level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The specialists at North Mechanical Heating and Cooling can help you decide which type of filter will keep your home nourishing and keep your HVAC operating efficiently.

It’s also important to have your system regularly serviced by an expert to keep your indoor air quality where it should be. In addition to examining that critical filter, your service specialist will clean the central workings of your system and guarantee 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 rely on the professionals at North Mechanical Heating and Cooling to take good care of you. On top of helping you keep your HVAC system maintained, we can help you make sure 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 928-263-8570 to confirm that your home’s air is healthy and clean.

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