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Why Are My Allergies Worse Indoors?

Sick of dealing with indoor allergies?

Get IAQ help from the experts at Kearney HVAC. 


Are you sneezing and coughing all day long at home, only for your symptoms to disappear when you head out for a few hours? You may be confused about why this is happening, since we tend to think about allergies as being caused by outdoor contaminants, like pollen. 

But indoor allergens can be just as irritating as outdoor allergens, if not more so, and if you have symptoms like a sore throat or runny nose only when you’re at home, you’re probably dealing with indoor allergies and poor indoor air quality (IAQ). Here’s everything you need to know about the most common indoor allergies and remedies. 

Common Indoor Allergens 

Almost every home has some level of indoor air pollution, and it’s typically caused by common allergens like: 

  • Dust mites

  • Pet dander 

  • Mold spores 

  • Insects and pests  

  • House plants 

Some indoor allergens are easy to see, like dust and pet dander, which can accumulate on any surface in your home. Others, like mold and pests, tend to be hidden away inside walls and insulation where you’re unlikely to notice them. But whether you can see them or not, indoor allergens are affecting your indoor air quality. 

Once they’re airborne, indoor allergens are sucked into your return vents, cycled through your HVAC system, and released back into your living spaces, where your family will breathe them in. This can lead to allergic reactions and irritating symptoms like itchy eyes, congestion, headaches, and fatigue, and it can also make existing respiratory conditions like asthma much worse. 

Indoor Air Pollution Solutions

Having an air purifier installed is one of the best ways to reduce indoor allergens and improve residential indoor air quality. But common products like UV lights are high-maintenance and need to be serviced regularly. At Kearney HVAC, we recommend a better solution: iWave air purifiers. The iWave-C and the iWave-R are installed directly inside your ductwork, and they are the world’s first patented self-cleaning air purifiers. Using advanced, ionizing technology, iWave air purifiers: 

  • Kill mold, bacteria, and viruses 

  • Reduce indoor allergens and air pollutants 

  • Eliminate stuffy rooms and stagnant air in the house 

  • Control odors from cooking, pets, and VOCs 

  • Reduce static electricity in the house 

Schedule Indoor Air Quality Services in MA or NH 

Are you ready to take control of your indoor air quality and breathe cleaner, healthier air at home? Kearney HVAC is here to help. Our indoor air quality experts can get to the bottom of your indoor air quality problems and recommend the right solution, whether that’s installing an air purification system or implementing a different IAQ solution. 

We’ve been serving homeowners from the North Shore of Massachusetts all the way up to New Hampshire’s Seacoast Region for years, and you can count on us to solve your indoor air quality issues once and for all. 

Want to reduce indoor allergens? Talk to the pros at Kearney HVAC about having an air purifier installed. Call 978-388-0845or contact us here.