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How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies

While many people correlate 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 couple of years, a increasing body of scientific evidence has specified that the air within homes and other buildings can be more critically polluted than the outdoor air in even the biggest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Thus, for most people, the risks to health may be larger due to more exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our West Valley City homes are full of outdoor allergens like pollen that find their way inside, 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 understand that your HVAC can be your best friend or your nemesis when it comes to managing your allergies. A dirty system can foster and distribute allergens throughout your home, so the key is to keep your system well maintained. Primarily, you must 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 getting dirty. They’ll normally need to be replaced every two or three months, but this can vary significantly from household to home. You can get filters that vary from the most simple level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The experts at Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning can help you determine which form of filter will keep your home nourishing and keep your HVAC running properly.

It’s also crucial to have your system regularly checked by an expert to keep your indoor air quality where it should be. In addition to examining that critical filter, your service specialist will clean the central workings of your system and make sure that everything is running as it should. You can also ask your specialist if a duct cleaning would be beneficial.

When it comes to your interior air quality, you can put your faith in the specialists at Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning 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 combat poor indoor air quality and allergens—like humidifiers and whole home air purifiers. Just give us a call at 801-305-4777 to confirm that your home’s air is healthy and pure.

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