How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies08/03/2017While many people associate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants outside your home, your indoor 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 shown that the air in homes and other buildings can be more dangerously polluted than the outdoor air in even the greatest and most industrialized cities. Other research says that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time inside. Thus, for a lot of people, the risks to health may be greater due to more interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.” Our Locust homes are polluted by outdoor allergens like pollen that force their way in out homes, 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 foster and circulate allergens throughout your home, so the key is to keep your system operating well. First and foremost, you have to keep your air filters clean. Establish a reminder or mark it on your calendar to check them monthly and change them out when you see that they’re becoming dirty. They’ll typically need to be changed every two or three months, but this can vary considerably from house to household. You can find filters that span from the most straightforward level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The experts at Dynamic Comfort Solutions can help you establish which type of filter will keep your home nourishing and keep your HVAC operating correctly. It’s also important to have your system regularly serviced by a pro to keep your interior air quality where it should be. In addition to examining that all-important filter, your service expert will clean the inner 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 helpful. When it comes to your internal air quality, you can trust the experts at Dynamic Comfort Solutions to take good care of you. Besides helping you keep your HVAC system operating, 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 704-485-5506 or setup an appointment with us online to confirm that your home’s air is healthy and pure.