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How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies

While many people connect allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants out of your home, your interior air quality can have a huge impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last few years, a increasing body of scientific evidence has specified that the air in homes and other buildings can be more dangerously polluted than the external air in even the biggest and most industrialized cities. Other research shows that people fill approximately 90 percent of their time within a home or building. So, for a lot of people, the dangers to health may be greater due to more exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Middle Georgia 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 ordinary household cleaners and more. So, what can you do about it? The solution is already in your home! It’s your HVAC system.

You should know that your HVAC can be your best friend or your foe when it comes to handling your allergies. A dirty system can foster and circulate allergens throughout your home, so the key is to keep your system functioning properly. Above all, 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 typically need to be replaced every two or three months, but this can fluctuate greatly from house to home. You can buy filters that span from the most basic level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The pros at Air Concepts of Middle Georgia can help you decide which kind of filter will keep your home nourishing and keep your HVAC operating efficiently.

It’s also important to have your system regularly checked by a pro to keep your indoor air quality where it should be. As well as inspecting that critical filter, your service technician will clean the internal workings of your system and make sure that everything is running as it should. You can also ask your professional if a duct cleaning would be beneficial.

When it comes to your interior air quality, you can trust the professionals at Air Concepts of Middle Georgia to take good care of you. Besides helping you keep your HVAC system up-to-date, 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 478-200-5689 to ensure your home’s air is healthy and pure.

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