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How Indoor Pollution is Impacting Your Allergies
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How Indoor Pollution is Impacting Your Allergies

Modern homes and offices are sealed tight to maximize energy efficiency, but eliminating natural fresh air pathways can cause a variety of indoor air quality issues. For those suffering from allergies and asthma, accumulated indoor pollutants can aggravate symptoms and lead to more serious chronic conditions.

Allergy Triggers

An allergic reaction starts when your immune system encounters a foreign substance such as pollen, dust, mold, pet dander, or smoke. Antibodies are produced to attack the perceived invader, which causes inflammation in your sinuses and air passages. This manifests itself in sneezing, watery eyes, mucous production, and difficulty breathing. Most experts agree that the best way to prevent allergic reactions is to avoid known triggers.

A Strategy for Reducing Indoor Pollution

At Kern Heating and Cooling, we know how important it is to keep your indoor environment safe and healthy. If anyone in your family is suffering from allergies or other respiratory problems, our experts can design a comprehensive IAQ strategy that will quickly clear the air.

Central air filtration: Central air filters serve a critical role in keeping your home contaminant free. Filters are available in a variety of styles, including cabinet, electronic, pleated, electrostatic, and fiberglass models. Always choose the highest MERV rated filter your HVAC system can accommodate without affecting airflow.

Air duct cleaning: Over time, dirt, dust, mold, and other allergens are drawn into your HVAC system’s ductwork and redistributed throughout your home. Our duct cleaning service identifies and removes these contaminants from deep inside your air handler and ductwork. The interior of the duct will be thoroughly cleaned along with critical furnace and air conditioning components.

UV lights: UV-C is extremely effective at neutralizing a variety of airborne organisms that aggravate allergies. UV light helps eliminate mold spores, bacteria, and other contaminants as they pass through your HVAC system.

Your Indoor Air Quality Specialists

Kern Heating and Cooling is proud to serve residential and business customers in the Chicago area by providing a full array of IAQ services and products. For more information about the benefits of clean indoor air, call us today at (847) 383-0350.

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