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How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies

While many people connect allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants in the air outside your home, your internal air quality can have a huge impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last few years, a growing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air within homes and other buildings can be more dangerously polluted than the external air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people fill approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Thus, for many people, the risks to health may be bigger due to more contact with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Westminster 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 average 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 ally or your foe when it comes to controlling your allergies. A dirty system can collect and circulate allergens around your home, so the answer is to keep your system functioning properly. First and foremost, you must keep your air filters clean. Place a reminder or mark 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 changed every two or three months, but this can vary greatly from household to house. You can find filters that range from the most basic level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The pros at True Heating & Cooling can help you decide which kind of filter will keep your home nourishing and keep your HVAC operating efficiently.

It’s also crucial to have your system habitually maintained by a professional to keep your interior air quality where it should be. In addition to inspecting that essential filter, your service technician will clean the central workings of your system and ensure that everything is operating as it should. You can also ask your technician if a duct cleaning would be needed.

When it comes to your indoor air quality, you can trust the specialists at True Heating & Cooling to take good care of you. On top of helping you keep your HVAC system operating, we can help you make sure 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 720-316-1898 to certify that your home’s air is healthy and fresh.

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