How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies

August 03, 2017

While many people connect allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants outside your home, your internal air quality can have a huge impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last several years, a growing body of scientific evidence has shown that the air within homes and other buildings can be more critically polluted than the outside air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research shows that people fill approximately 90 percent of their time within a home or building. Therefore, for most people, the dangers to health may be greater due to more exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Central Point 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 average household cleansers and more. So, what can you do about it? The key is already in your home! It’s your HVAC system.

You should realize that your HVAC can be your best friend or your worst enemy 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. First and foremost, you must keep your air filters clean. Place a reminder or indicate it on your calendar to look at them monthly and swap them out when you see that they’re fairly dirty. They’ll typically need to be exchanged every two or three months, but this can vary significantly from household to household. You can get filters that vary from the most straightforward level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The specialists at Titan Heating & Air Conditioning can help you establish which kind of filter will keep your home nourishing and keep your HVAC operating properly.

It’s also important to have your system habitually checked by a professional to keep your interior air quality where it should be. As well as examining that essential filter, your service technician will clean the inner workings of your system and ensure that everything is working as it should. You can also ask your technician if a duct cleaning would be beneficial.

When it comes to your interior air quality, you can put your faith in the specialists at Titan Heating & Air Conditioning to take good care of you. Besides 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 514-600-5499 to ensure your home’s air is healthy and fresh.