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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 internal air quality can have a large impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last couple of years, a growing body of scientific evidence has specified that the air within homes and other buildings can be more dangerously polluted than the outside air in even the biggest and most industrialized cities. Other research shows that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time inside. So, for many people, the dangers to health may be bigger due to more contact with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Springfield homes are full of outdoor allergens like pollen that make their way in out homes, 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 answer 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 controlling your allergies. A dirty system can collect and distribute allergens throughout your home, so the solution is to keep your system well maintained. Primarily, you have to keep your air filters clean. Set a reminder or mark it on your calendar to check them monthly and change them out when you see that they’re fairly dirty. They’ll usually need to be changed every two or three months, but this can differ greatly from house to home. You can get filters that range from the most simple level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The pros at Bormida Mechanical Services Inc can help you decide which form of filter will keep your home healthy and keep your HVAC functioning properly.

It’s also crucial to have your system habitually maintained by a professional to keep your interior air quality where it should be. As well as examining that all-important filter, your service expert will clean the internal workings of your system and guarantee that everything is operating as it should. You can also ask your professional if a duct cleaning would be helpful.

When it comes to your indoor air quality, you can put your faith in the specialists at Bormida Mechanical Services Inc to take good care of you. On top of 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 217-210-2662 or setup an appointment with us online to confirm that your home’s air is healthy and pure.