Get Proactive During Allergy Season
Allergy season is that time of year when sufferers are downright miserable. Pollen, dust, mold, and other allergens are simply unavoidable during certain times of the year. But you’re not completely powerless in finding relief for those in your household who have allergies. There are steps you can take around the house to make the home atmosphere more bearable during the allergy seasons. Here are some tips to help you get ahead of allergens before they take over the home.
Tip 1: Change Filters Regularly
Check your HVAC filters on a regular basis and change them out, perhaps more than usual, during the allergy season. Get hypoallergenic filters to help clean the air even further. If ducts and pollen get stuck in the filter, it will blow that air around the house, which can exacerbate allergies. Clean filters provide clean air.
Tip 2: Stay On Top Of Dusting
There aren’t many people that actually enjoy dusting, but it’s a necessary chore if you want to get rid of allergens. Dust, pollen, and mold particles are all common allergies. Dust areas from top to bottom so you don’t spread dust to areas that were just cleaned. Get microfiber cloths and dampen them to trap the dust instead of just moving it around. Make sure you remember ceiling fans and window coverings as well.
Tip 3: Wash Pillowcases Regularly
Who doesn’t look forward to snuggling down into their bed after a long day? But your pillows can trap dust mites and cause allergy issues to flare up first thing in the morning. Wash the pillow cases every week, and consider getting a pillow you can wash every month as well.
Tip 4: Limit Pollen Intrusion
While it’s nice to keep the windows open on a pleasant day, it can also let pollen into your home. Keep the windows closed and avoid allowing the pollen in as much as possible. Take your shoes off outside and run the air conditioning so no humidity builds up, which can also prevent mold and dust mites from forming.
Tip 5: Clean The Air Vents
If your air ducts have too much dust and other allergens in them, it doesn’t matter how much you clean, you’re going to have allergens in the air. Get those air ducts cleaned out every few years, especially if you suffer from major allergies during allergy season, so you can provide better quality indoor air for your family.
Tip 6: Splurge On A Good Vacuum Cleaner
If you’re going to buy a new vacuum, get something that works well and includes a HEPA filter to free your home from as many allergens as possible. Bagless vacuums are best because they can be emptied regularly outside. If you have the option, go with hard flooring over carpeting to make cleaning for allergens easier.
Get Allergy Season Help From Professionals
If you want more advice on how to rid your home from as many allergens during the worst of the allergy season, contact Breathe Clear Institute. We can also help you with allergy treatments, medications, shots, and more to make life more enjoyable every season of the year.