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How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies

While many people associate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants in the air outside your home, your interior air quality can have a large impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last several years, a growing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air in homes and other buildings can be more critically polluted than the outdoor air in even the greatest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Therefore, for a lot of people, the threats to health may be greater due to more interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Omaha homes are polluted by outdoor allergens like pollen that make their way inside, 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 nemesis when it comes to controlling your allergies. A dirty system can harbor and distribute allergens throughout your home, so the answer is to keep your system well maintained. Above all, you have to keep your air filters clean. Establish a reminder or indicate it on your calendar to check them monthly and swap them out when you see that they’re fairly dirty. They’ll typically need to be changed every two or three months, but this can differ greatly from household to home. You can get filters that span from the most basic level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The experts at The Frazier Company can help you determine which form of filter will keep your home healthy and keep your HVAC running correctly.

It’s also vital to have your system routinely maintained by an expert to keep your inside air quality where it should be. As well as checking that essential filter, your service technician will clean the inner workings of your system and guarantee that everything is working as it should. You can also ask your professional if a duct cleaning would be needed.

When it comes to your indoor air quality, you can put your faith in the experts at The Frazier Company to take good care of you. Besides helping you keep your HVAC system up-to-date, 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 402-896-5900 to ensure your home’s air is healthy and pure.

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