How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies

August 03, 2017

While many people correlate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants in the air outside your home, your indoor 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 inside homes and other buildings can be more critically polluted than the external air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research says that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time inside. Thus, for many people, the risks to health may be greater due to more contact with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Ronkonkoma 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 everyday 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 know that your HVAC can be your best friend or your foe when it comes to handling your allergies. A dirty system can foster and spread allergens all over your home, so the answer is to keep your system well maintained. Above all, you have to keep your air filters clean. Place a reminder or set it on your calendar to look at them monthly and exchange them out when you see that they’re becoming dirty. They’ll typically need to be changed every two or three months, but this can vary greatly from home to household. You can find filters that vary from the most basic level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The experts at Cool Power LLC can help you decide which form of filter will keep your home nourishing and keep your HVAC operating properly.

It’s also crucial to have your system habitually maintained by a professional to keep your indoor air quality where it should be. As well as examining that critical filter, your service expert will clean the internal workings of your system and make sure 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 internal air quality, you can rely on the professionals at Cool Power LLC 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 fight poor indoor air quality and allergens—like humidifiers and whole home air purifiers. Just give us a call at 631-246-4029 to ensure your home’s air is healthy and pure.