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How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies

While many people correlate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants in the air outside your home, your internal air quality can have a large impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last few years, a rising body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air inside homes and other buildings can be more critically polluted than the outdoor air in even the biggest and most industrialized cities. Other research shows that people devote approximately 90 percent of their time inside. Thus, for most people, the threats to health may be bigger due to more contact with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Crestview 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 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 realize that your HVAC can be your ally or your worst enemy when it comes to handling your allergies. A dirty system can harbor and circulate allergens throughout your home, so the key is to keep your system operating well. Above all, you need to keep your air filters clean. Set a reminder or mark it on your calendar to check them monthly and change them out when you see that they’re getting dirty. They’ll normally need to be exchanged every two or three months, but this can fluctuate significantly from home to house. You can get filters that range from the most basic level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The specialists at Gordon Air Conditioning can help you establish which kind of filter will keep your home nourishing and keep your HVAC operating properly.

It’s also vital to have your system regularly checked by a professional to keep your interior air quality where it should be. On top of examining that essential 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 specialist if a duct cleaning would be needed.

When it comes to your internal air quality, you can trust the professionals at Gordon Air Conditioning to take good care of you. In addition to helping you keep your HVAC system up-to-date, we can help you make sure 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 850-250-0335 to certify that your home’s air is healthy and fresh.

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