How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies08/03/2017While many people connect allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants outside your home, your indoor 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 indicated that the air in homes and other buildings can be more critically polluted than the external air in even the greatest and most industrialized cities. Other research says that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Thus, for a lot of people, the risks to health may be bigger due to more interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.” Our Litchfield Park homes are contaminated with outdoor allergens like pollen that find their way indoors, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from average 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 understand that your HVAC can be your supporter or your nemesis when it comes to controlling your allergies. A dirty system can collect and spread allergens all over your home, so the key is to keep your system operating well. Primarily, you have to keep your air filters clean. Place a reminder or mark it on your calendar to check them monthly and change 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 differ considerably from home to home. You can find filters that span from the most basic level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The specialists at Cooler Tymes LLC can help you determine which type of filter will keep your home clean and keep your HVAC operating properly. It’s also important to have your system routinely checked by a pro to keep your indoor air quality where it should be. As well as inspecting that essential filter, your service technician will clean the central workings of your system and make sure that everything is operating 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 experts at Cooler Tymes LLC to take good care of you. In addition to helping you keep your HVAC system maintained, we can help you know that 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 623-206-6770 or setup an appointment with us online to confirm that your home’s air is healthy and clean.