Indoor air quality (IAQ) is as important as outdoor air quality for allergy sufferers. Allergens such as pollen, dust, and animal dander can make their way into your Alton, Illinois, home, and trigger respiratory problems, allergy symptoms, or even asthma attacks. Manage your allergy symptoms with the following three IAQ tips.
1. Change Air Filters
Your HVAC system keeps your home comfortable while filtering out common air pollutants. Over time, airborne pollutants and dust get trapped in your air filter, resulting in poor IAQ. If you have a 1" to 3" air filter, it is advisable to change it every other month. However, when you have pets or a family member suffers from allergies, you may have to change the filter more regularly.
If you’re not sure about how often to change your air filter, contact us and we’ll help you figure out how often it should be changed based on your environment and lifestyle.
2. Clean Your Home Thoroughly
When you and your family walk into your home after being outdoors, you track in dirt, dust, or other pollutants. An effective solution is to place floor mats at your entrances. They’re an effective way to trap dirt. You’d be surprised how many chemicals and pollutants are carried into your home on your shoes.
Use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter to reduce pollen, dust or pet dander. Vacuum high-traffic areas more often. After vacuuming, mop your floors to pick up the bits of dirt and dust remaining.
Incorrect humidity levels in your home can affect your allergies and your health. Everyday activities such as cooking, bathing, and even breathing bring excess moisture into your home. Keep humid areas well ventilated. An effective way to manage humidity is to invest in a few well-placed dehumidifiers.
Follow these few tips to improve your home’s IAQ and reduce allergy symptoms. Call Den-Son Inc. Cooling & Heating at 618-207-3847, and we’ll help you find the best IAQ solutions to suit your needs.
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