Woman With Allergies

How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies

While many people correlate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants out of your home, your interior air quality can have a big impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last several years, a growing body of scientific evidence has specified that the air inside homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the greatest and most industrialized cities. Other research shows that people devote approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Therefore, for a lot of people, the risks to health may be greater due to more exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Dayton homes are full of outdoor allergens like pollen that force their way in out homes, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from everyday 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 know that your HVAC can be your ally or your worst enemy when it comes to handling your allergies. A dirty system can foster and distribute allergens throughout your home, so the solution is to keep your system operating well. First and foremost, you need to keep your air filters clean. Set a reminder or mark it on your calendar to inspect them monthly and swap them out when you see that they’re getting dirty. They’ll typically need to be replaced every two or three months, but this can vary considerably from home to home. You can find filters that vary from the most basic level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The pros at Jent Mechanical LLC can help you determine which kind of filter will keep your home healthy and keep your HVAC running properly.

It’s also important to have your system habitually serviced by a professional to keep your inside air quality where it should be. On top of examining that essential filter, your service technician will clean the internal workings of your system and guarantee that everything is running as it should. You can also ask your technician if a duct cleaning would be helpful.

When it comes to your internal air quality, you can put your faith in the specialists at Jent Mechanical LLC to take good care of you. On top of helping you keep your HVAC system up-to-date, we can help you make sure 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 937-526-2077 to certify that your home’s air is healthy and pure.

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