Millions of people are susceptible to airborne allergens found in the average home. The good news is that controlling allergies isn’t impossible, and we have some great tips to help you breathe easier:
- Install an air purification system – If you want to clear your air of pollutants ranging from dust and pollen to mold spores and bacteria, it’s hard to beat a purification system. Some models will even remove odors and gaseous vapors from your air.
- Install a UV light system – This is another great way to clear your air of pollutants. Germicidal ultraviolet lights work with your existing HVAC system to neutralize and eliminate airborne micro-organisms as air is cycled through your home.
- Replace your A/C filter – If your air filter gets dirty, allergens and other harmful particulates won’t be caught as effectively. Inspect the filter monthly, and when it looks dirty, change it.
- Use a HEPA-equipped vacuum – A HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filter is highly effective at removing dust mites, allergens and other unwanted particles as you vacuum your home.
- Reduce humidity – One way to reduce the humidity, along with accompanying allergy-triggering mold spores, is to invest in a whole-house dehumidifier.
- Take off your shoes – Because of the large amount of allergens that our shoes can track around the house, taking them off and sticking them in a shoe bin at your front door is one more easy way to reduce allergic reactions in your home.
- Eliminate pests – If your home has a problem with pests such as mice or cockroaches, you’re being unnecessarily exposed to allergens and other contaminants. Keep your home clean and take steps to eliminate an infestation right away.
If you’d like more expert advice on spring allergies, or for other home comfort questions, please contact us at Overland Park Heating & Cooling. We’ve been serving the HVAC needs of homeowners in the greater Kansas City area since 1983.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Overland Park, Kansas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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