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How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies

August 03, 2017

While many people associate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants out of your home, your interior air quality can have a large impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last few years, a increasing body of scientific evidence has specified that the air in homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor 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 threats to health may be bigger due to more interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Neptune City homes are contaminated with outdoor allergens like pollen that force their way inside, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from ordinary 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 supporter or your foe when it comes to managing your allergies. A dirty system can foster and circulate allergens all over your home, so the answer is to keep your system operating well. Above all, you must keep your air filters clean. Establish a reminder or mark it on your calendar to check them monthly and change them out when you see that they’re fairly dirty. They’ll usually need to be exchanged every two or three months, but this can vary considerably from home to house. You can buy filters that span from the most simple level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The pros at Aggressive Mechanical can help you determine which kind of filter will keep your home nourishing and keep your HVAC operating properly.

It’s also crucial to have your system routinely maintained by an expert to keep your inside 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 ensure that everything is working as it should. You can also ask your specialist if a duct cleaning would be needed.

When it comes to your interior air quality, you can put your faith in the professionals at Aggressive Mechanical to take good care of you. In addition to helping you keep your HVAC system operating, we can help you know that you have the tools you need to combat poor indoor air quality and allergens—like humidifiers and whole home air purifiers. Just give us a call at 732-806-5536 to confirm that your home’s air is healthy and pure.