Living with watery eyes, sneezing, and coughing can make day-to-day living unbearable for those susceptible to seasonal allergies. The worst part, the home, a place that is supposed to be comfortable, and a safe place, might actually be making seasonal allergies worse! Here are our top tips on how to fight seasonal allergies from inside the home:
While you might not notice it, dust, mold, pollen, and dander might be floating around your home or getting circulated by your AC system. When dusting your home, clean from top to bottom, and use a damp microfiber cloth that will trap the dust, instead of just moving it around. Don’t forget to clean ceiling fans, blinds, air ducts, and curtains!
Keep in mind, there may be more allergens on the surfaces in your home than in the air. Cleaning and dusting at least once a week will help combat these allergens!
Don’t Forget Filters
Your AC filters should be changed periodically. You can also add stand-alone air purifier units to your home if you prefer. HEPA filters ( high-efficiency particulate air filters) will make sure the air you breathe is clean!
Read: Do I Need An Air Purification System In My Home?
Limit How Much Pollen You Let Inside
While the weather outside might be nice enough to leave the windows of your house open, if you suffer from allergies, it is best to keep the windows closed.
To avoid pollen:
Take off shoes outside
Prevent humidity by keeping inside temperatures cool
Keep windows and doors closed
Vacuum once or twice a week
Wash pillowcases and cushions periodically.
Prevent Pet Dander
To help prevent pet dander, close bedroom doors to keep pets out, and frequently wash pet bedding and toys. Bath and brush your pets often to reduce dander, and if you are particularly susceptible to allergies, it might be best if Fido doesn’t sleep in the bed!
Further Reading: Pet Owners: 5 Ways to Improve The Air Quality In Your Home
Avoid Mold Spores
To help avoid mold spores, reduce the moisture in the bathroom, kitchen, and other areas that are moisture-prone.
Here are the best ways to reduce mold:
Don’t run the shower without a fan running in the bathroom.
Use dehumidifiers to help reduce mold and dust mites.
Limit the number of houseplants you have inside the home.
Fix any leaks.
Clean any moldy surfaces immediately.
Get Air Ducts Cleaned
While it is recommended to get your air ducts cleaned every 3-5 years, if you really want to improve the air quality in your home and reduce pollen, dander, and other allergens, scheduling an HVAC duct cleaning with Super Heat & Air is a great idea! Anyone in the house suffering from allergies will thank you!
Read more: How Often Should Air Ducts Be Cleaned?
Don’t let seasonal allergies get you down! At Super Heat & Air, our air duct cleaning service removes allergens and sanitizes the air that you breathe! During cleaning, we use a roto brush to get your air ducts into a hospital-grade clean that is second to none! Air duct cleaning improves your indoor air quality and your air conditioner’s airflow. Call us today to schedule a duct cleaning appointment today: (813) 279-8213