Many great things come with spring, including warmer temps and the opportunity to spend a greater amount of time outside. But one factor that can throw a wrench into enjoying the season is the presence of allergens. From runny noses to itchy eyes, seasonal allergies can be a nuisance to any of your family members. And when you wake up with these symptoms instead of feeling like you’ve had a restful night’s sleep, you’re going to want to identify a solution.
And while we typically think of the outdoors when it comes to allergy season, allergens can be present within your house. Many homeowners have become increasingly interested in their indoor air quality and its impact on the home’s occupants. However, while it’s challenging to remove those allergens from the outdoors, there are steps you can take to cut these contaminants in your home.
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) notes the following as the main sources of indoor allergens:
- Wall-to-wall carpet
- Soft furniture
- Stuffed toys
- Damp areas
- Indoor plants
- Mattresses without allergy covers
- Pillows and bedding you can’t wash in hot water
The AAFA also shares a few steps to help you control allergens in your home.
- Put plastic covers on your pillows and mattresses.
- Wash your bedding every week.
- Vacuum once or twice a week.
- Cover your garbage cans.
- Keep pets out of the bedroom.
- Close the windows and doors to keep pollen from getting in the home.
Keeping your home clean and minimizing the opportunity for dust, pollen, and other contaminants to enter the home will go a long way to improving your home’s comfort. Create a plan so that you can prepare your home and get back to enjoying the warmer temperatures.
Don’t make this allergy season more difficult than it needs to be. If you would like additional information on how you can enhance your home comfort with purification or filtration systems, or if you have any questions on how to tackle the quality of air in your home, give Air Houston Mechanical LLC a call at (832) 957-9332 to speak with one of our professionals.