Woman With Allergies

How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies

While many people associate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants outside your home, your internal 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 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 indicates that people fill approximately 90 percent of their time within a home or building. Therefore, for many people, the risks to health may be greater due to more exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Las Vegas 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 ordinary 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 realize that your HVAC can be your ally or your worst enemy when it comes to managing your allergies. A dirty system can foster and spread 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 indicate it on your calendar to check them monthly and swap them out when you see that they’re getting dirty. They’ll normally need to be changed every two or three months, but this can differ considerably from house to house. You can get filters that span from the most straightforward level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The experts at JonAire Inc can help you establish which kind of filter will keep your home healthy and keep your HVAC running properly.

It’s also vital to have your system routinely checked by a professional to keep your inside air quality where it should be. As well as checking that all-important filter, your service specialist will clean the internal workings of your system and ensure that everything is operating as it should. You can also ask your technician if a duct cleaning would be beneficial.

When it comes to your internal air quality, you can put your faith in the professionals at JonAire Inc to take good care of you. Besides helping you keep your HVAC system up-to-date, we can help you ensure 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 702-866-9322 to certify that your home’s air is healthy and pure.

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