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How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies

While many people associate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants outside 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 increasing body of scientific evidence has shown that the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the biggest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people fill approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. So, for a lot of people, the risks to health may be bigger due to more interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Cedar Rapids homes are full of outdoor allergens like pollen that make their way inside, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from ordinary household products 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 nemesis 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 functioning properly. Primarily, you must keep your air filters clean. Establish a reminder or set it on your calendar to look at them monthly and change them out when you see that they’re fairly dirty. They’ll normally need to be exchanged every two or three months, but this can differ significantly from house to household. You can buy filters that span from the most straightforward level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The specialists at Ilten's Incorporated can help you establish which type of filter will keep your home clean and keep your HVAC operating efficiently.

It’s also crucial to have your system regularly serviced by an expert to keep your interior air quality where it should be. As well as inspecting that essential filter, your service technician will clean the inner workings of your system and guarantee that everything is working as it should. You can also ask your technician if a duct cleaning would be needed.

When it comes to your interior air quality, you can trust the specialists at Ilten's Incorporated to take good care of you. On top of helping you keep your HVAC system maintained, we can help you know that you have the tools you need to take on poor indoor air quality and allergens—like humidifiers and whole home air purifiers. Just give us a call at 319-208-3295 to certify that your home’s air is healthy and clean.

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