How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies08/03/2017While many people connect allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants in the air outside your home, your indoor air quality can have a big impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last few years, a growing body of scientific evidence has specified that the air in homes and other buildings can be more dangerously polluted than the external air in even the biggest and most industrialized cities. Other research says that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time within a home or building. Therefore, for a lot of people, the threats to health may be greater due to more exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.” Our Manassas homes are full of outdoor allergens like pollen that force 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 answer 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 handling your allergies. A dirty system can foster and distribute allergens all over your home, so the solution is to keep your system operating well. Primarily, you have to keep your air filters clean. Set a reminder or mark it on your calendar to inspect them monthly and change them out when you see that they’re becoming dirty. They’ll typically need to be exchanged every two or three months, but this can vary considerably from household to house. You can find filters that vary from the most straightforward level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The pros at Twin Air LLC can help you decide which type of filter will keep your home nourishing and keep your HVAC running properly. It’s also important to have your system routinely checked by an expert to keep your indoor air quality where it should be. On top of inspecting that critical filter, your service technician will clean the internal workings of your system and make sure that everything is operating as it should. You can also ask your professional if a duct cleaning would be helpful. When it comes to your interior air quality, you can trust the specialists at Twin Air LLC to take good care of you. On top of helping you keep your HVAC system maintained, we can help you make sure 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 703-754-1062 or arrange an appointment with us online to certify that your home’s air is healthy and pure.