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How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies

While many people correlate 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 rising body of scientific evidence has shown that the air in homes and other buildings can be more critically polluted than the outside air in even the greatest and most industrialized cities. Other research shows that people fill approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Therefore, for many people, the dangers to health may be bigger due to more contact with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Mechanicsville homes are contaminated with 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 cleaners and more. So, what can you do about it? The solution is already in your home! It’s your HVAC system.

You should understand 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 spread allergens all over your home, so the solution is to keep your system functioning properly. First and foremost, you have to keep your air filters clean. Place a reminder or set it on your calendar to inspect them monthly and change them out when you see that they’re fairly dirty. They’ll typically need to be replaced every two or three months, but this can fluctuate greatly from household to household. You can buy filters that range from the most basic level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The specialists at M & S Heating & Air LLC can help you determine which kind of filter will keep your home healthy and keep your HVAC functioning correctly.

It’s also important to have your system routinely checked by a pro to keep your inside air quality where it should be. In addition to inspecting that critical filter, your service specialist will clean the central workings of your system and guarantee that everything is running as it should. You can also ask your specialist if a duct cleaning would be helpful.

When it comes to your interior air quality, you can rely on the specialists at M & S Heating & Air LLC to take good care of you. On top of helping you keep your HVAC system maintained, we can help you know that you have the tools you need to fight poor indoor air quality and allergens—like humidifiers and whole home air purifiers. Just give us a call at 301-363-4699 to confirm that your home’s air is healthy and pure.

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