How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies08/03/2017While many people connect allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants out of your home, your internal 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 in homes and other buildings can be more critically polluted than the outside air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research says that people fill 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 interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.” Our Great Falls 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 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 ally or your worst enemy when it comes to controlling your allergies. A dirty system can foster and distribute allergens throughout your home, so the answer is to keep your system operating well. Primarily, you need to keep your air filters clean. Establish a reminder or set it on your calendar to inspect them monthly and change them out when you see that they’re getting dirty. They’ll usually need to be changed every two or three months, but this can fluctuate considerably from house to home. You can find filters that vary from the most straightforward level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The specialists at Falls Mechanical Services LLC can help you establish which kind of filter will keep your home healthy and keep your HVAC running correctly. It’s also crucial to have your system routinely serviced by a professional to keep your inside air quality where it should be. As well as inspecting that essential filter, your service expert will clean the inner workings of your system and guarantee that everything is operating as it should. You can also ask your professional if a duct cleaning would be needed. When it comes to your interior air quality, you can trust the experts at Falls Mechanical Services LLC to take good care of you. Besides helping you keep your HVAC system maintained, we can help you make sure 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 406-761-7283 or schedule an appointment with us online to ensure your home’s air is healthy and clean.