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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 shown that the air within homes and other buildings can be more critically polluted than the outside air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people devote approximately 90 percent of their time within a home or building. Therefore, for many people, the dangers to health may be bigger due to more exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Irvine homes are contaminated with outdoor allergens like pollen that make their way inside, 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 realize that your HVAC can be your supporter or your worst enemy when it comes to managing your allergies. A dirty system can harbor and spread allergens around your home, so the answer is to keep your system functioning properly. First and foremost, you have to keep your air filters clean. Set a reminder or mark it on your calendar to look at them monthly and exchange them out when you see that they’re getting dirty. They’ll normally need to be replaced every two or three months, but this can differ considerably from house to household. You can find filters that vary from the most simple level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The experts at True Home Heating and Air Conditioning can help you determine which kind of filter will keep your home clean and keep your HVAC running efficiently.

It’s also crucial to have your system habitually checked by an expert to keep your indoor air quality where it should be. As well as checking that critical filter, your service technician will clean the central workings of your system and guarantee that everything is running 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 rely on the experts at True Home Heating and Air Conditioning to take good care of you. Besides helping you keep your HVAC system up-to-date, 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 949-258-7259 to confirm that your home’s air is healthy and clean.

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