It’s Allergy Season – Why Indoor Air Quality Is Important
Indoor air quality is an important consideration during allergy season because it can significantly impact the symptoms experienced by allergy sufferers. Allergy season typically occurs during the spring and fall when trees and plants release pollen, causing an allergic reaction in some people. While many people tend to focus on outdoor allergens, such as pollen and mold spores, indoor allergens can also exacerbate allergy symptoms.
One of the main contributors to poor indoor air quality is indoor air pollution, which can come from a variety of sources, including tobacco smoke, pet dander, dust mites, mold and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from household products such as cleaning agents and air fresheners. All of these can trigger allergy symptoms and make it difficult for allergy sufferers to manage their condition.
It is also important to note that neglected HVAC systems can also contribute to poor indoor air quality. For example, if air filters are not changed regularly, they can become clogged with allergens, which can then circulate throughout the home. Armstrong Plumbing, Air & Electric offers a comprehensive maintenance plan to ensure your comfort systems and indoor air are always clean and pure.
Armstrong Plumbing, Air & Electric offers a wide array of IAQ products to solve the specific challenges you may be experiencing. Our trained Comfort Specialists can complete indoor air quality testing to determine the specific contaminants in your home and provide options to meet your needs and budget.
In summary, indoor air quality is an important factor to consider during allergy season as it can significantly impact allergy symptoms. Allergy sufferers can take steps to improve IAQ, such as regularly changing air filters, scheduling HVAC maintenance and installing specific IAQ products to improve their indoor environments.