The cooler fall weather in Dayton offers relief from summer heat, but it also means that it’s allergy season. Tree pollen, ragweed and other allergens can make you sniffly and congested whether you’re inside or outside. Keep in mind that you can track these allergens inside on your clothes and shoes. In addition, your furnace can blow dust and other indoor allergens throughout your home while the heat’s on. Improving indoor air quality can help reduce allergy symptoms so you can feel healthier all year long.
Schedule HVAC Maintenance
Your HVAC system can affect the air quality inside your home. If your system has mold buildup or an air filter that’s covered in dust, these irritants can make their way throughout your home and trigger allergic reactions. Changing your HVAC system’s air filter and having maintenance done on helps cut down on the presence of allergens inside your home.
Maintain Healthy Humidity Levels
High humidity levels inside your home can lead to the growth of mold and mildew. Dust mites also thrive in humid environments. Keep the humidity levels between 30 and 50 percent to limit dust mites and reduce the risk of mold and mildew growth. When it’s warm out, running your air conditioning can help. If it’s too cold for A/C, using a dehumidifier can help you control your home’s humidity levels. You can also lower the humidity by using exhaust fans while cooking or taking a shower and emptying the drip pans in dehumidifiers and windows air conditioning units.
Do a Thorough Cleaning
Keeping your floors and furniture clean can reduce indoor allergens and improve indoor air quality. Vacuum upholstery and all floors on a regular basis and run a mop over bare floors to remove all traces of dirt and dust. You can also keep outdoor allergens from being tracked inside by placing a mat by your front and back doors.
For more information on improving the indoor air quality in your home, contact Detmer and Sons. We offer dependable HVAC services in the Dayton, Ohio, area.
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