How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies08/03/2017While many people associate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants outside 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 indicated that the air within homes and other buildings can be more dangerously polluted than the outdoor air in even the greatest and most industrialized cities. Other research shows that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time within a home or building. Therefore, for a lot of people, the dangers to health may be larger due to more interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.” Our La Puente homes are polluted by outdoor allergens like pollen that find their way indoors, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from everyday 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 know that your HVAC can be your supporter or your worst enemy when it comes to handling your allergies. A dirty system can collect and distribute allergens throughout your home, so the key is to keep your system well maintained. Above all, you need to keep your air filters clean. Place a reminder or indicate it on your calendar to look at them monthly and exchange them out when you see that they’re fairly dirty. They’ll normally need to be replaced every two or three months, but this can differ significantly from household to home. You can find filters that range from the most straightforward level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The specialists at Temp Air System Inc can help you decide which kind of filter will keep your home healthy and keep your HVAC functioning properly. It’s also crucial to have your system routinely checked by an expert to keep your indoor air quality where it should be. As well as inspecting that critical filter, your service expert will clean the internal workings of your system and ensure that everything is operating as it should. You can also ask your professional if a duct cleaning would be needed. When it comes to your interior air quality, you can put your faith in the specialists at Temp Air System Inc to take good care of you. In addition to helping you keep your HVAC system operating, 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 626-587-4559 or setup an appointment with us online to confirm that your home’s air is healthy and clean.