Allergy-causing dust mites are microscopic arachnids that thrive on the dander and flaked skin of human beings. Dust mites are one of the four most common causes of indoor allergies, along with pets, cockroaches and mold. The American College of Allergy, Asthma, and & Immunology, explains that dust mites and mold can be controlled by reducing indoor humidity and airborne particulates.
HVAC Operation Reduces Allergy-Causing Dust Mites
Cool, dry indoor environments will help you get rid of dust mites. Have your HVAC system serviced, with furnace maintenance best done in the fall. Change the air filter at least every three months to help remove dust from the air. Dust mites do not like temperatures above 70 degrees. In addition to considering an air cleaner for your home, think about getting a whole-house dehumidifier for operation during the muggy spring and summer months. Keeping indoor humidity below 50 percent kills dust mites.
Dust Mites Are Everywhere
Anywhere people spend time in the home can attract dust mites. The number of mites often increases the more a room is occupied, and are absorbed into carpeting and upholstered furniture. Since you spend more time in the bedroom than any other place in the home, using dust and dust-mite resistant bed and pillow coverings will help get rid of allergy-causing dust mites. Reducing household dust is one of the best ways to eliminate dust mites and other allergens in the home.
Please call or contact us at Overland Park Heating and Coolingif you have any questions about making the indoor environment in your Kansas City area home safer and more comfortable.
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