Any allergy sufferer can attest to the fact that seasonal changes can bring frustrating health challenges. Now that fall is upon us, this can spell trouble in the form of a new round of allergies. Fortunately, you can bring symptoms under control by improving your indoor air quality. Here are the steps you should take.
Lower Levels of Humidity
High humidity levels in your home will increase dust mite and mold growth. To minimize their growth, you’ll need to control your home’s humidity as much as possible. Run exhaust fans in your kitchen and bathroom while cooking and showering respectively.
Change Air Filter Regularly
Dirty air filters introduce allergens into your indoor air instead of trapping them. Make sure you change your air filter every one to two months.
Clean House Regularly
You can reduce exposure to indoor allergens by keeping your house clean. Vacuum your house, including furniture and drapes, weekly. Wash bedding and uncovered pillows in hot water to kill dust mites. If your pillow and bedding are not washable in hot water, consider switching to the washable types. Clean the kitchen and bathrooms regularly with solutions that kill mold spores and bacteria.
HVAC System Maintenance
Your HVAC system can harbor allergens and spread them throughout your home. You can prevent that from happening by scheduling preventive maintenance. Fall is the ideal time to have your heating system maintained to avoid experiencing system failure in severe cold weather.
You can prevent fall allergies from making you miserable by following these tips. If you have more questions about maintaining good indoor air quality, contact us at Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company. We serve the Yuma area.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Yuma, Arizona about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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