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How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Allergies

While many people correlate allergy symptoms with pollen, pollution and other irritants out of your home, your interior 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 indicated that the air inside homes and other buildings can be more dangerously polluted than the external air in even the greatest and most industrialized cities. Other research shows that people devote approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Therefore, for most people, the risks to health may be bigger due to more interaction with air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Our Williamsport homes are contaminated with outdoor allergens like pollen that find their way inside, and by irritants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, chemicals from average 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 know that your HVAC can be your supporter or your worst enemy when it comes to handling your allergies. A dirty system can harbor and spread allergens throughout your home, so the solution is to keep your system functioning properly. First and foremost, you need to keep your air filters clean. Place a reminder or mark it on your calendar to look at them monthly and exchange them out when you see that they’re getting dirty. They’ll normally need to be exchanged every two or three months, but this can differ greatly from house to house. You can get filters that vary from the most straightforward level of filtering to hospital-grade HEPA filters. The specialists at Lycoming Heating Company can help you determine which form of filter will keep your home nourishing and keep your HVAC functioning properly.

It’s also crucial to have your system habitually serviced by a professional to keep your inside air quality where it should be. In addition to examining that essential filter, your service expert will clean the internal workings of your system and make sure that everything is running as it should. You can also ask your professional if a duct cleaning would be beneficial.

When it comes to your internal air quality, you can put your faith in the experts at Lycoming Heating Company to take good care of you. Besides helping you keep your HVAC system operating, 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 570-244-2510 to certify that your home’s air is healthy and pure.

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