How to Improve Seasonal Allergies with Better Indoor Air
If you suffer from seasonal allergies, there are a number of steps you can take to improve your comfort while at home. There are many products and habits that can remove the allergens that are causing you problems. Here are some of the best ways to better manage your seasonal allergies.
Install Better HVAC Filters
A regular air filter just captures dust, dirt and other large particles that blow through your heating and cooling system. You can install a high-quality HEPA filter that will also capture smaller particles like pollen and other allergens.
Keep Doors and Windows Closed
You should keep your exterior doors and windows closed as much as possible. This will limit the amount of allergens entering your home. You should also set your air conditioner on recirculate so it’s not bringing in outside air.
You should vacuum your carpets once or twice a week. Use a vacuum with a HEPA filter so allergens are trapped by it. You should also wear a dust mask when doing housework if you suffer from allergies.
Everyone, but especially people with allergies, need to control cockroaches in their home. You shouldn’t leave any food or garbage uncovered. You should use boric acid and traps to destroy cockroaches as chemical agents can irritate your respiratory system.
Use Your Air Conditioner
Your air conditioner reduces the humidity levels in your home. This will reduce the amount of mold and dust mites in your home, both of which can cause allergic reactions.
Buy a Doormat
People can track dirt, pollen, and other pollutants into your home. A doormat removes a lot of these pollutants from shoes before a person walks inside.
Call the Professionals
Burkholder's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. of Emmaus, PA, is a company that can meet all of your heating and cooling needs. We offer indoor air quality solutions and duct cleaning so your home is as free of allergens as possible. Please call today to schedule an appointment.