How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies08/03/2017While many people correlate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants outside your home, your indoor air quality can have a large impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last couple of years, a increasing body of scientific evidence has specified that the air inside homes and other buildings can be more critically polluted than the outdoor air in even the greatest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people fill approximately 90 percent of their time inside. So, for many people, the dangers to health may be greater due to more contact with air pollution indoors than outdoors.” Our Murrieta homes are full of outdoor allergens like pollen that make their way inside, 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 understand that your HVAC can be your best friend or your nemesis when it comes to controlling your allergies. A dirty system can harbor and distribute allergens throughout your home, so the answer is to keep your system well maintained. First and foremost, you must keep your air filters clean. Set a reminder or set it on your calendar to inspect them monthly and swap them out when you see that they’re becoming dirty. They’ll usually need to be changed every two or three months, but this can differ considerably from house to household. You can find filters that span from the most basic level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The pros at Cool Air Solutions can help you decide which kind of filter will keep your home clean and keep your HVAC running correctly. It’s also crucial to have your system routinely checked by a pro to keep your inside air quality where it should be. On top of inspecting that critical filter, your service expert will clean the inner workings of your system and ensure 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 trust the specialists at Cool Air Solutions to take good care of you. On top of helping you keep your HVAC system maintained, we can help you ensure 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 951-676-2665 or setup an appointment with us online to confirm that your home’s air is healthy and clean.