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How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies

While many people associate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants in the air outside your home, your internal air quality can have a big impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last few years, a increasing body of scientific evidence has specified that the air in homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outside air in even the biggest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people fill approximately 90 percent of their time within a home or building. Thus, for a lot of people, the dangers to health may be bigger due to more exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Kingsville homes are full of outdoor allergens like pollen that make their way indoors, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from average household products 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 supporter or your foe when it comes to controlling your allergies. A dirty system can collect and spread allergens throughout your home, so the key is to keep your system functioning properly. Above all, you need to keep your air filters clean. Place a reminder or mark it on your calendar to inspect them monthly and swap them out when you see that they’re fairly dirty. They’ll usually need to be exchanged every two or three months, but this can fluctuate significantly from house to house. You can buy filters that vary from the most basic level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The experts at Four Seasons Air Conditioning and Heating LLC can help you determine which kind of filter will keep your home clean and keep your HVAC running efficiently.

It’s also crucial to have your system habitually checked by a professional to keep your interior air quality where it should be. On top of checking that critical filter, your service expert will clean the internal workings of your system and ensure that everything is running as it should. You can also ask your specialist if a duct cleaning would be needed.

When it comes to your internal air quality, you can trust the professionals at Four Seasons Air Conditioning and Heating LLC to take good care of you. Besides helping you keep your HVAC system up-to-date, we can help you know that you have the tools you need to combat poor indoor air quality and allergens—like humidifiers and whole home air purifiers. Just give us a call at 361-214-1203 to certify that your home’s air is healthy and clean.

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