How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies08/03/2017While many people correlate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants out of your home, your internal air quality can have a large impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last few years, a growing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air in homes and other buildings can be more critically 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. Therefore, for many people, the threats to health may be bigger due to more interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.” Our Port Saint Lucie homes are full of outdoor allergens like pollen that find their way inside, 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 answer is already in your home! It’s your HVAC system. You should realize that your HVAC can be your ally or your nemesis when it comes to controlling your allergies. A dirty system can harbor and spread allergens throughout your home, so the answer is to keep your system operating well. First and foremost, you must keep your air filters clean. Place a reminder or mark it on your calendar to inspect them monthly and exchange them out when you see that they’re getting dirty. They’ll typically need to be changed every two or three months, but this can vary considerably from home to household. You can find filters that span from the most simple level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The experts at Custom Air Systems Inc can help you decide which kind of filter will keep your home nourishing and keep your HVAC functioning efficiently. It’s also vital to have your system habitually checked by a professional to keep your inside air quality where it should be. As well as inspecting that essential filter, your service specialist 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 helpful. When it comes to your interior air quality, you can trust the experts at Custom Air Systems Inc to take good care of you. On top of helping you keep your HVAC system maintained, 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 772-335-3232 or setup an appointment with us online to certify that your home’s air is healthy and fresh.