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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 big impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last several years, a increasing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the biggest and most industrialized cities. Other research says that people fill approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Thus, for a lot of people, the threats to health may be greater due to more contact with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Carson City 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 everyday 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 know that your HVAC can be your supporter or your worst enemy when it comes to managing your allergies. A dirty system can collect and circulate allergens around your home, so the solution is to keep your system well maintained. Primarily, you must keep your air filters clean. Establish a reminder or mark it on your calendar to inspect them monthly and change them out when you see that they’re getting dirty. They’ll normally need to be changed every two or three months, but this can fluctuate greatly from home to household. You can buy filters that span from the most basic level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The specialists at Anderson Heating & A/C can help you decide which form of filter will keep your home nourishing and keep your HVAC operating properly.

It’s also vital to have your system habitually serviced by an expert to keep your inside air quality where it should be. As well as inspecting that essential filter, your service specialist will clean the central workings of your system and ensure that everything is running as it should. You can also ask your technician if a duct cleaning would be beneficial.

When it comes to your internal air quality, you can rely on the professionals at Anderson Heating & A/C 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 take on poor indoor air quality and allergens—like humidifiers and whole home air purifiers. Just give us a call at 775-230-7628 to confirm that your home’s air is healthy and clean.

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