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How Your Indoor Air Quality Affects Allergies

There’s a lot to love about the summer. Longer days, warmer temperatures, spending time outside, and all the blooming plants and flowers. That is unless you suffer from allergies. Then you might not be a big fan of that last one. 

Anyone who suffers from allergies knows that the constant sniffling, sneezing, and watery, irritated eyes can really diminish the enjoyment of summer. Most allergy sufferers just put up with the symptoms, assuming there’s nothing they can do. 

But that’s where we come in! For any home with allergy sufferers, read on to learn how air filtration services in Hagerstown, MD will improve your indoor air quality (IAQ) and decrease your allergy symptoms.

The HVAC System’s Filter

It’s a common misconception that the filter in your HVAC system keeps the air in your home clean. Unfortunately, that’s just not the case. The air filter’s primary job is to keep dust, dirt, and dander from entering your HVAC system’s precious interior parts. Its goal is to keep the inside clean so that it can work as efficiently as it can. It’s a big job, but it doesn’t do much for your home’s IAQ.

Is My Indoor Air Really That Bad?

Many people also assume that the air outside is worse than the air inside their homes. But some studies have shown that a home’s inside air can be 2-5 times worse than the air outside. This happens because your home generates pollutants and is subject to outdoor pollutants entering your home.

Here’s a list of common indoor air pollutants that contribute to allergy symptoms and also decrease your IAQ.

  • Bacteria and viruses
  • Building and paint products
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Household chemicals
  • Pests such as mice and cockroaches and their feces
  • Dust mites and dust
  • Mold and mold spores
  • Pet and human dander
  • Particulate matter
  • Secondhand smoke and wood-burning smoke
  • Volatile Organic Compounds

Air Filtration and Air Purifier Systems

If you want to make your home’s air more breathable not just for allergy sufferers, but for everyone in your home, your best option is a whole home air purification system. These need to be installed by a professional HVAC company such as ours. 

Whole house IAQ systems must be harmoniously integrated into your existing HVAC system to either trap or eliminate unwanted pollutants. You can rely on our expertise when it comes to choosing a system that’ll pair perfectly with your current HVAC setup. 

The strengths and types of filters are designed to deal with specific kinds of airborne contaminants, and it’s necessary for professionals to properly match filters and purifiers to your home’s and family’s needs.

Reach out to our team to learn more about choosing a filter or purifier that will best help your indoor air quality. We can provide an assessment that will identify the biggest issues with your IAQ and recommend a system that will provide the biggest improvements–especially for the allergy sufferers in your home.

At Hagerstown Heating & Cooling, we want to protect customers from Google and other contractors. Honesty at Its Best. 

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