How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies08/03/2017While many people correlate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants outside your home, your interior air quality can have a large impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last few years, a rising body of scientific evidence has specified that the air inside homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the greatest and most industrialized cities. Other research says that people fill approximately 90 percent of their time within a home or building. Thus, for many people, the risks to health may be greater due to more interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.” Our Hendersonville homes are full of outdoor allergens like pollen that force their way inside, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from ordinary 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 worst enemy when it comes to managing your allergies. A dirty system can collect and circulate allergens all over your home, so the answer is to keep your system functioning properly. Above all, you must keep your air filters clean. Establish a reminder or mark it on your calendar to check them monthly and swap them out when you see that they’re getting dirty. They’ll usually need to be replaced every two or three months, but this can fluctuate considerably from home to home. You can get filters that range from the most simple level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The specialists at Superior Comfort Systems can help you determine which form of filter will keep your home clean and keep your HVAC functioning correctly. It’s also important to have your system habitually checked by a professional to keep your inside air quality where it should be. On top of inspecting that essential filter, your service expert will clean the central workings of your system and ensure that everything is operating as it should. You can also ask your professional if a duct cleaning would be beneficial. When it comes to your internal air quality, you can rely on the experts at Superior Comfort Systems 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 828-775-5176 or setup an appointment with us online to ensure your home’s air is healthy and clean.