The warmer weather is certainly pleasant, but it can wreak havoc for those of us prone to allergies – a population of around 50 million Americans.
While there’s really nothing you can do about the weather, there are a few steps you can take to reduce your allergies while indoors.
Here are our 6 best tips for reducing allergens inside your home:
1. Choose the right air filter
Your air filter helps purify your home’s air, but either choosing a cheap filter or failing to regularly change the filter can compromise your air quality. If allergies are a major concern for you, choose a filter with a high MERV rating and change it about once a month for your best air quality.
2. Close your windows
It’s hard on nice days, but keeping your windows closed reduces the chance that pollen and other allergens can make their way into your home and furniture.
3. Control the dust
It’s important to dust regularly and avoid dust circulation with fans throughout the spring season. Dust can circulate around your home and settle anywhere. Don’t forget your vents!
4. Consider an air purifier
Although air purifiers can run on the expensive side, they can be a worthwhile purchase if all other efforts to control allergens within your home have failed. Single room or whole-house models are available.
5. Clear any debris
Any debris that may have settled around your outdoor unit could be pulled inside and cause allergies. Make sure both your indoor and outdoor units are free from leaves, dust and any other debris.
6. Have your air ducts cleaned
A professional cleaning job can go a long way in the spring. Cleaning your air ducts means that any existing allergens will be eliminated and the newly circulated air will be much healthier.
If you’re suffering from seasonal allergies or would just like to make sure your air conditioning unit is ready for the warmer months ahead, the certified Houston HVAC technicians at Richmond’s Air are ready to help. We offer both repair and maintenance services to fit your needs. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.