How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies08/03/2017While 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 growing body of scientific evidence has specified that the air within homes and other buildings can be more dangerously polluted than the outside air in even the biggest and most industrialized cities. Other research says that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Thus, for many people, the threats to health may be larger due to more exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.” Our Huntsville homes are contaminated with outdoor allergens like pollen that find their way in out homes, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from ordinary 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 realize that your HVAC can be your best friend or your foe when it comes to handling your allergies. A dirty system can collect and distribute allergens around your home, so the solution is to keep your system well maintained. Above all, you need to keep your air filters clean. Set a reminder or set it on your calendar to look at them monthly and exchange them out when you see that they’re getting dirty. They’ll typically need to be changed every two or three months, but this can vary significantly from home to household. You can get filters that vary from the most simple level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The experts at All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc can help you establish which form of filter will keep your home nourishing and keep your HVAC running properly. It’s also vital to have your system routinely maintained by a pro to keep your indoor air quality where it should be. As well as examining that critical filter, your service specialist will clean the internal workings of your system and make sure that everything is working as it should. You can also ask your specialist if a duct cleaning would be needed. When it comes to your indoor air quality, you can rely on the specialists at All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc to take good care of you. On top of helping you keep your HVAC system operating, 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 256-801-4701 or setup an appointment with us online to confirm that your home’s air is healthy and clean.