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How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies

While many people associate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants in the air outside your home, your interior 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 specified that the air within homes and other buildings can be more dangerously polluted than the outside 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. So, for many people, the threats to health may be greater due to more contact with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Royse City homes are contaminated with outdoor allergens like pollen that find their way indoors, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from ordinary 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 best friend or your nemesis when it comes to handling your allergies. A dirty system can foster and spread allergens throughout your home, so the solution is to keep your system functioning properly. Primarily, you have to keep your air filters clean. Place a reminder or set it on your calendar to look at them monthly and change 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 differ significantly from household to house. You can find filters that vary from the most simple level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The pros at B&W Services can help you decide which type of filter will keep your home healthy and keep your HVAC operating correctly.

It’s also important to have your system routinely checked by a professional to keep your interior air quality where it should be. On top of examining that all-important filter, your service technician will clean the inner 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 needed.

When it comes to your interior air quality, you can put your faith in the professionals at B&W Services 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 combat poor indoor air quality and allergens—like humidifiers and whole home air purifiers. Just give us a call at 972-695-2264 to ensure your home’s air is healthy and pure.

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