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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 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 outdoor air in even the biggest and most industrialized cities. Other research shows that people fill approximately 90 percent of their time inside. Therefore, for a lot of people, the risks to health may be bigger due to more contact with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Tuscaloosa homes are contaminated with outdoor allergens like pollen that force their way indoors, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from everyday household cleansers 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 best friend or your worst enemy when it comes to managing your allergies. A dirty system can collect and distribute allergens throughout your home, so the answer is to keep your system operating well. First and foremost, you must keep your air filters clean. Place a reminder or indicate it on your calendar to check them monthly and change them out when you see that they’re becoming dirty. They’ll usually need to be exchanged every two or three months, but this can differ greatly from house to house. You can get filters that span from the most simple level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The specialists at KDM Service Corporation can help you decide which type of filter will keep your home nourishing and keep your HVAC functioning efficiently.

It’s also important to have your system habitually serviced by an expert to keep your interior air quality where it should be. In addition to examining that all-important filter, your service technician will clean the central 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 interior air quality, you can trust the experts at KDM Service Corporation to take good care of you. In addition to helping you keep your HVAC system up-to-date, we can help you make sure you have the tools you need to fight poor indoor air quality and allergens—like humidifiers and whole home air purifiers. Just give us a call at 205-208-8090 to ensure your home’s air is healthy and clean.

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