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How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies

While many people associate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants out of your home, your indoor air quality can have a huge impact on your symptoms. According to the EPA, “In the last couple of years, a growing body of scientific evidence has shown 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 shows that people devote approximately 90 percent of their time inside. Thus, for many people, the threats to health may be bigger due to more interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Libertyville homes are polluted by outdoor allergens like pollen that force their way indoors, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from ordinary household cleaners and more. So, what can you do about it? The answer 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 managing your allergies. A dirty system can foster and distribute allergens around your home, so the key is to keep your system operating well. Above all, you have to keep your air filters clean. Place a reminder or indicate it on your calendar to look at 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 fluctuate considerably from house to household. You can get filters that range from the most straightforward level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The experts at Toptec Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical can help you determine which form of filter will keep your home clean and keep your HVAC operating efficiently.

It’s also crucial to have your system habitually maintained by an expert to keep your inside air quality where it should be. On top of examining that all-important filter, your service expert will clean the inner workings of your system and make sure that everything is working as it should. You can also ask your specialist if a duct cleaning would be helpful.

When it comes to your interior air quality, you can rely on the specialists at Toptec Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical to take good care of you. On top of helping you keep your HVAC system up-to-date, 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 847-362-0262 to confirm that your home’s air is healthy and clean.

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