How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies08/03/2017While many people connect allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants out of your home, your internal air quality can have a huge impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last few years, a rising body of scientific evidence has specified that the air in homes and other buildings can be more critically polluted than the outside air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research says that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time within a home or building. Thus, for many people, the threats to health may be bigger due to more interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.” Our Stuart homes are contaminated with outdoor allergens like pollen that force their way in out homes, 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 answer is already in your home! It’s your HVAC system. You should know that your HVAC can be your best friend or your worst enemy when it comes to controlling your allergies. A dirty system can foster and spread allergens throughout your home, so the solution is to keep your system operating well. First and foremost, you have 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 normally need to be changed every two or three months, but this can differ significantly from home to household. You can find filters that span from the most basic level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The specialists at Nisair Air Conditioning can help you establish which type of filter will keep your home healthy and keep your HVAC operating properly. It’s also important to have your system regularly checked by a pro to keep your interior air quality where it should be. In addition to checking that critical filter, your service technician will clean the inner workings of your system and ensure that everything is working 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 trust the professionals at Nisair Air Conditioning to take good care of you. On top of helping you keep your HVAC system operating, we can help you know that 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 772-318-4252 or schedule an appointment with us online to confirm that your home’s air is healthy and pure.