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How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies

While many people connect allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants outside your home, your interior air quality can have a big impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last several years, a growing body of scientific evidence has shown that the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outside air in even the greatest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people fill approximately 90 percent of their time inside. Therefore, for many people, the risks to health may be larger due to more interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Robstown 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 understand 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 spread allergens all over your home, so the answer is to keep your system operating well. First and foremost, you must keep your air filters clean. Set a reminder or indicate it on your calendar to look at them monthly and exchange them out when you see that they’re getting dirty. They’ll usually need to be exchanged every two or three months, but this can fluctuate considerably from household to home. You can buy filters that range from the most simple level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The pros at McNatt Inc can help you decide which form of filter will keep your home clean and keep your HVAC operating correctly.

It’s also vital to have your system routinely maintained by an expert to keep your interior air quality where it should be. In addition to inspecting that all-important filter, your service expert will clean the central workings of your system and make sure that everything is working as it should. You can also ask your professional if a duct cleaning would be helpful.

When it comes to your internal air quality, you can rely on the specialists at McNatt Inc to take good care of you. On top of helping you keep your HVAC system maintained, 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 361-247-0605 to certify that your home’s air is healthy and fresh.

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