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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 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 indicated that the air in homes and other buildings can be more critically polluted than the external air in even the biggest and most industrialized cities. Other research says that people fill approximately 90 percent of their time inside. So, for most people, the dangers to health may be greater due to more interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Elmhurst 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 everyday household products and more. So, what can you do about it? The solution is already in your home! It’s your HVAC system.

You should know 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 around your home, so the key is to keep your system operating well. Primarily, you need to keep your air filters clean. Establish a reminder or indicate it on your calendar to inspect them monthly and exchange them out when you see that they’re getting dirty. They’ll typically need to be exchanged every two or three months, but this can differ considerably from household to house. You can find filters that span from the most straightforward level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The experts at Alan Energy Services Air Conditioning and Heating Company can help you determine which kind of filter will keep your home healthy and keep your HVAC running properly.

It’s also important to have your system habitually maintained by a professional to keep your inside air quality where it should be. As well as checking that critical filter, your service specialist will clean the internal 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 needed.

When it comes to your indoor air quality, you can put your faith in the specialists at Alan Energy Services Air Conditioning and Heating Company to take good care of you. On top of helping you keep your HVAC system maintained, 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 630-570-0252 to certify that your home’s air is healthy and fresh.

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