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How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies

While many people connect allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants in the air outside your home, your internal air quality can have a big impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last couple of years, a increasing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air inside homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outside air in even the biggest and most industrialized cities. Other research says that people fill approximately 90 percent of their time within a home or building. So, for most people, the risks to health may be bigger due to more exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Grand Prairie homes are contaminated with outdoor allergens like pollen that make their way inside, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from average 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 know that your HVAC can be your supporter or your foe when it comes to controlling your allergies. A dirty system can collect and circulate allergens all over your home, so the solution is to keep your system operating well. First and foremost, you must keep your air filters clean. Place a reminder or set it on your calendar to inspect them monthly and exchange them out when you see that they’re fairly dirty. They’ll typically need to be replaced every two or three months, but this can differ considerably from household to household. You can get filters that span from the most simple level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The specialists at Mustang Mechanical can help you decide which kind of filter will keep your home nourishing and keep your HVAC operating correctly.

It’s also vital to have your system regularly maintained by a pro to keep your inside air quality where it should be. On top of inspecting that critical filter, your service technician will clean the central 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 indoor air quality, you can put your faith in the specialists at Mustang Mechanical to take good care of you. In addition to helping you keep your HVAC system maintained, we can help you ensure 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 972-445-9504 to certify that your home’s air is healthy and clean.

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