How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies08/03/2017While many people correlate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants out of your home, your interior air quality can have a huge impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last few years, a rising body of scientific evidence has shown that the air within homes and other buildings can be more critically polluted than the outside 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 dangers to health may be greater due to more contact with air pollution indoors than outdoors.” Our Minocqua homes are polluted by outdoor allergens like pollen that make their way indoors, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from ordinary household cleansers and more. So, what can you do about it? The solution is already in your home! It’s your HVAC system. You should realize that your HVAC can be your supporter or your worst enemy when it comes to controlling your allergies. A dirty system can harbor and distribute allergens throughout your home, so the solution is to keep your system operating well. Above all, you have to keep your air filters clean. Set a reminder or indicate it on your calendar to inspect them monthly and exchange them out when you see that they’re fairly dirty. They’ll normally need to be changed every two or three months, but this can differ considerably from household to home. You can find filters that span from the most straightforward level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The specialists at Danco Heating & Cooling can help you determine which form of filter will keep your home clean and keep your HVAC operating properly. It’s also important to have your system habitually maintained by a pro to keep your indoor air quality where it should be. On top of checking that critical filter, your service specialist will clean the inner workings of your system and guarantee that everything is running as it should. You can also ask your specialist if a duct cleaning would be helpful. When it comes to your internal air quality, you can put your faith in the specialists at Danco Heating & Cooling to take good care of you. Besides 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 715-356-7000 or setup an appointment with us online to confirm that your home’s air is healthy and pure.