How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies08/03/2017While many people associate 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 couple of years, a increasing body of scientific evidence has indicated 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 fill approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Therefore, for a lot of people, the threats to health may be bigger due to more contact with air pollution indoors than outdoors.” Our Hauppauge 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 average household cleansers and more. So, what can you do about it? The key is already in your home! It’s your HVAC system. You should know that your HVAC can be your ally or your worst enemy when it comes to managing your allergies. A dirty system can harbor and circulate allergens all over your home, so the answer is to keep your system operating well. Above all, you need to keep your air filters clean. Set a reminder or indicate it on your calendar to inspect them monthly and change them out when you see that they’re fairly dirty. They’ll usually need to be exchanged 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 specialists at Cool Power LLC can help you decide which type of filter will keep your home clean and keep your HVAC functioning properly. It’s also vital to have your system regularly checked by an expert to keep your inside air quality where it should be. In addition to checking that all-important filter, your service expert will clean the central workings of your system and guarantee that everything is operating as it should. You can also ask your specialist if a duct cleaning would be beneficial. When it comes to your internal air quality, you can put your faith in the experts at Cool Power LLC to take good care of you. In addition to helping you keep your HVAC system up-to-date, we can help you know that you have the tools you need to take on poor indoor air quality and allergens—like humidifiers and whole home air purifiers. Just give us a call at 631-360-2665 or setup an appointment with us online to ensure your home’s air is healthy and clean.