Allergies can be difficult to deal with even when you’re in your Crestwood, MO, home. That’s because if your indoor air quality is lacking, your allergies or asthma can flare up. Here are five ways indoor air pollution can trigger reactions during the spring and what to do about them.

1. Stagnant or Unrecycled Air

Stale, stuffy air makes it difficult for people with asthma to breathe. A regularly maintained and cleaned HVAC system keeps fresh, clean air moving throughout your house.

2. Volatile Organic Compounds

Many household products, furniture and flooring contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which off-gas every so often. Some have odors, while others do not.

Activated carbon filters can trap VOCs if they’re an issue for you. An HVAC professional can test your indoor air quality and determine the presence and amount of these pollutants.

3. Humidity

Besides triggering allergies, excessive humidity in the air increases off-gassing of VOCs such as formaldehyde, encourages dust mites and mold and traps pollen. They can also trigger reactions, including respiratory issues. A dehumidifier works to keep humidity levels down.

4. Outside Air

It’s easy to believe keeping doors and windows closed at all times is the best thing to do to prevent pollen from entering from outside. However, doing so also prevents fresh air from coming in. To welcome fresh air while lowering the risk of reacting to pollen, consider pollen guard screens.

5. Pet Dander and Other Small Particles

Regularly changing your air filter prevents allergens from accumulating indoors. Besides this, you may need to install a special air filter for people with allergies or asthma, which can remove even the smallest particles.

Call C & G Heating & Cooling to achieve the best possible indoor air quality for your home in Crestwood, MO. We’re here for you, and we guarantee your comfort.

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