What can I do to help my indoor air quality during allergy season?

Air Quality

There are several great things that come with spring, including warmer weather and the ability to spend additional time outside. But one item that can throw a wrench into enjoying the season is the presence of allergens. From runny noses to itchy eyes, seasonal allergies can be an annoyance 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 identify a solution.

And while we typically think of the outdoors when it comes to allergy season, allergens can be present within your indoor space. Many homeowners have become increasingly concerned with their indoor air quality and the impact on the home’s occupants. However, while it’s tough 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:

  • Pets
  • Wall-to-wall carpet
  • Soft furniture
  • Stuffed toys
  • Bedding
  • Damp areas
  • Indoor plants
  • Mattresses that aren’t in allergy covers
  • Pillows and bedding you can’t wash in hot water

The AAFA also provides a few steps to help you reduce allergens in your home.

  • Put plastic covers on your pillows and mattresses.
  • Wash your bedding once a 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 entering 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 increasing your home comfort. Create a plan so that you can prepare your home and soak in the warmer temperatures.

Don’t make this allergy season more challenging 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 some questions on how to find a solution for the quality of air in your home, give Air Temperature Control a call at 478-784-1109 to speak with one of our professionals.

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