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Why Your Indoor Air Quality is as Bad (or Worse) Than Outdoor Air

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Notice that you’re coughing, sneezing or wheezing more frequently than normal as of late? Feeling like your allergy symptoms are getting worse no matter what you do for them? Have a family member who suffers from respiratory problems?

Believe it or not, the air inside your very own home could be making everything worse.

Lack of Fresh Air

When was the last time you opened up your windows or doors to let some fresh air in? Probably not since the fall, back when temperatures were much warmer, right? This leads to the buildup of stale, polluted and sometimes even toxic air inside of homes and it can be making you sick.

Stirring Up Allergens

We move around our homes stirring up dust, pollen, dirt, pet dander and other particulates carried in from outdoors. Once they’re inside, they have nowhere to go. These particles are disturbed by even the slightest draft of air and then enter our lungs as we breathe day in and day out.

Repeated exposure to unclean air can cause respiratory issues and problems with allergies for many people. Meanwhile, the air outdoors is constantly circulating and being filtered by natural processes and is therefore sometimes cleaner than the air we are breathing indoors.

You Don’t Have To Sacrifice Quality For Comfort

Proper maintenance of your HVAC system includes regularly changing air filters and we cannot stress that enough. As stale, dirty air is drawn through the filtration system, particulates in the air are caught in the filter which is then disposed of, ridding your indoor air of those irritants.

So, which filters are best for the job? HEPA filters are especially efficient for catching allergens like pollen and pet dander as well as other particulates in the air, effectively reducing allergies and sickness in your home.

Want more information about improving the quality of air inside your home? Contact Tri-City Heating & Cooling today!